A Child is Saved By a Light on the Water.
by Rob Scott, C.S.
June 22, 2017
A family arrived at the marina yesterday on a large, beautiful boat. They departed onto the dock with four, young teenagers.
I asked out of curiosity if all those kids were theirs which the father replied that three are their biological children and they are in the process of adopting one boy from another country who is from an orphanage. The young boy seemed to have a slight limp to the human sense.
But I saw only the love and knew that the so called deformity would disappear to the human sense with the stability of a home and all that unconditional love which was evidenced from their family.
They are currently a host family for him right now through a special program and the whole family fell in love with him unconditionally. He will max out of the orphanage very soon due to his age.
The father told me privately that the boy lived in deplorable conditions at the orphanage and may had even lived on the streets. But you could see the strong bond with his new family, especially with the mother whom he seemed not to stray too far from.
I told the father that this event may be one of the single greatest things he has ever done by making a change for goodness. It will effect future generations of the adoptive boy’s children and his children’s children. He will also get a good education.
I felt the same warmth come over me like I did when I taught my students in Mexico. Perhaps it was from seeing “hope” in action which I taught in my conversation classes. This feeling of warmth stayed with me for awhile as I knew the boy was saved.
I closed by saying to the father that too bad we couldn’t here a story like this on the evening news.
They latter all blew the horn on their ship and waved goodbye as it motored out of sight.
It was a light on the water passing through with love and hope. This is evidence that divine love can make a difference
“Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them,” said Christ Jesus (Matt. 18:20). The Christ is at the heart of Church. It’s the love for God and the love for one another expressed in daily living. Jesus himself walked the countryside teaching and healing people. His “church” happened on a mountainside, a marketplace, or in someone’s home. “When people talk of church today, it’s often in reference to a physical structure,” writes Ethel Baker in this Sentinel’s cover story. “But to Jesus,” she adds, “church hinged on one thing: the ever-present Christ, the truth and spirit of God and His creation” (p. 22).
(From the January 17, 2011 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel)
Thank you for allowing me to witness this testimony, God.
And if you want to know where “hope” is then look around as it is all around us. All you have to do is look.
Never let “hope” fade.
It is “hopelessness” that people get stuck in” NOT “Hope”.
“Never give up, right teacher?”
Truth, Wisdom, Love and Sincerity, to ALL Mankind,
♫ Lord of the Rings – Into the West (with lyric)
A Light On the Water …
Powerful Guardian – George Frideric Handel
Powerful Guardian of all nations, O preserve Thy children.
Save Thy children from all their enemies, Save Thy children from all their enemies.
Blessed is the man whose hope is in the Lord, O blessed is the man.
O blessed is the man whose hope is in the Lord.
Powerful Guardian of all nations, Powerful guardian of all nations.
O preserve Thy children, Powerful guardian of all nations,
O preserve thy children.
- Words Above had been Sung by a Soloist during a previous Wednesday Night Testimony Meeting here in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Logo is from a charitable foundation set up by J.K. Rowling to eliminate and replace all orphanages which put profits over the care of the children. “Lumos” is a light saving spell from one of her Harry Potter book series.