Thursday, March 11, 2010

Feed The Children

A little boy is sleeping
On a cold dust-covered floor
Outside the wind is beating
On a house without a door

The rain brings with it mosquitoes
And their bites are filled with death
A child whispers his mama's name
As he takes his final breath

Why am I always complaining
About trivialities
When I should be falling
Down upon my knees

Praying God teach me how to feed the children today
And God teach me how to have compassion for Your ways
Teach me how to be a light
That guides a child through the night
So that he may be blessed in Your sight
Feed the children today

Now there are pictures on the internet
Of children who haven't been sponsored yet
A fifteen year old girl in Thailand
Her hopes and dreams are in our hands.

As the days go by, does she despair
I fear she may think that no one cares
Will you save a prayer for this special girl
That a sponsor will come and change her world

When all despair
Has been replaced
Does she jump for you
Do tears fall from her face
How will she react
When she is told
A sponsor has chosen
Her heart told hold

So God teach me how to feed the children today
And God teach me how to have compassion for Your ways
He said, "If you do it for the least of these
Then you will be doing it for Me"
For nothing in this world can replace
The saving power of God's grace
A child learns from you and me

There's no magic wand and no lucky dice
That we can roll to make everything nice
But with some love and sacrifice
We can change a child's life

We pray God teach us how to feed the children today
And God teach us how to have compassion for Your ways
Teach us how to be a light
That guides a child through the night
So that he may be blessed in Your sight
Feed the children today

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Name

Hey my name is Jimmy and this is a bummer of a day
I asked my mom for a new video game and she said no way
All my friends have it and she doesn't even care
I am so mad right now cause life really isn't fair.

Hey my name is Juan and I am just getting out of bed
I'd like to sleep longer but the chickens must be fed
I've never driven in a car or even seen a paved road
I wish I had a heater cause the nights sure do get cold.

Hey my name is Debbie and today I broke down and cried
I sponsor a child in Haiti and I don't know if she lived or died.
Every day that I hear nothing it rips me all apart
Please tell me she is okay or it will break my heart.

Hey this is Jimmy and I am feeling kind of down
I've been feeling kind of selfish with all that's going around
But when I read about Juan's story I sponsored him today
And when I heard about Deb's story I fell to my knees and prayed.

Hey this is Juan and I found myself in school today
Learning about the Bible and friends with whom I can play
They told me I been sponsored and I jumped into the air
They said some boy named Jimmy is the one who cared

Hey this is Deb and I just want to say
Thank you for everyone who took the time to pray
My heart jumped a beat when I read upon the site
That my girl's area wasn't harmed and she should be alright
.
Hey, my name is Jimmy and my mom said okay
She'd buy me a video game if I was good today
I told her mom, I don't want a game no more
I want Juan to have some new shoes so his feet wont' be sore.