There is a song I really like by Matthew West called, “Do Something.” It says that if you and I don’t determine in our hearts and minds to do something about the problems we see in this world, then who will? If everyone keeps thinking that someone else will deal with those problems, no one ever will. There are things in this world that make me sick (like child slavery and human trafficking, which by the way is a HUGE problem in this country…yes THIS country). But, if I continue to sit on (as I’ve heard preachers say) my “stool of do nothing,” nothing will ever change. I have the power to do good because I am a believer in God. I have His love in me and therefore I can share that love with others. I may not be able to save every single person or solve every single problem, but if I never try I cannot make an impact at all. I don’t want to be someone who looks at the problems of this world and says, “Ah, someone else can deal with that.” I want to take a stand for what I know is right and change my little part of the world for the better. If we all felt that way (not that I am perfect) we could change and solve all the problems of the world. If none of us stood for the injustices and fought back against the atrocities, they would go away!
So, I choose to continue to be a foster parent and change the lives of each foster child, one at a time, until God gives us the next way we can make a difference. I am outraged at the absolutely disgusting scale of the human trafficking and child exploitation industry in this world, in this country, in this state…maybe that will be the next place I can somehow make a difference. But, whatever God has planned for us next, I always want to be one who is willing to “Do Something!”