There I said it. I said a ‘cuss word’ on my blog. Okay, so it’s not an ‘official’ cuss word, but it’s on the fictious list called “Christie’s cuss words” that I tout to my kids when words like shut up or s-t-u-p-i-d are uttered. Granted, by the worlds’ standards those words are pretty mild, but personally I HATE curse words-and even disrespectful words, for that matter.
Anyway, now I’ve gone and said one myself. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Put up or shut up.
It is time for the Christian community to do just that about lots of things. It is time for us to put up or shut up regarding foster children. It is time for the 500+ children in the state of Arkansas and the 130,000 children in the United States of America to quit languishing in foster care and find forever families. It is time that we put aside everything that is keeping us from stepping up to the plate, and step out in faith. It is time for the world to see more than a poster touting our views on abortion and sees us in the throws of the 24/7 that IS adoption. It is time for risk-taking and soul-searching and fact-finding and life-living. It is time that we-the Body of Christ- are more than just words…that we are the hair-combing, wound-binding, hand-holding, shoulder-bearing hands and feet of our Savior to children who, through no fault of their own, wind up in a system that sometimes could really care less. My heart is just so heavy tonight….it is time we put up or shut up. Really.