“I keep trying to catch Marlo’s eyes. Like maybe I can pour hope into him with just a glance.”
The words from Bri’s post leap off the screen and seem to hover in front of me. And I wonder. Pouring hope with just a glance. Is it possible? In a life lived in a place where the future looks so bleak, where hope is only a vague concept, and discouragement lurks in every doorway, where does hope come from. Certainly not in something so fleeting as a glance.
Perhaps a glance is the seed of hope. When a hopeless reality meets a compassionate glance maybe hope is germinated. Later, like crops lovingly sown, hope grows and matures because of the tender care of a loving gardener.
But yes, more than a fleeting glance is needed to pour hope into a life. After all, the tender seedling of hope must be cared for lest it whither and die. Action is needed. Will you act? Will you give a child hope?
“Sponsorship through Compassion is an investment that is rippling through this broken world with the capacity to change everything in the life of a child.”
Sponsorship through Compassion brings hope. It connects a child living without hope with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program. Sponsorship is more than a fleeting glance. It is a loving look, heart and hands reaching out, a hug from afar. Sponsorship says, “I see your despair, the utter hopelessness that surrounds you today, and I want to give you a new story. I want to give you hope and a beautiful tomorrow.”
Our hope, ultimately, is in Jesus. That is one reason why Compassion’s mission statement starts with these words. “Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.”
Here are some posts from the other Compassion Bloggers in the Dominican Republic.