I’ll Take Anyone

You may have heard this phrase before, as the story went viral.  The story of a young boy who had no one and went before a Church, asking for a family, saying, “I’ll take anyone.”

And people were moved.

And thousands inquired.

And we all cheered.

A friend of mine who is adopting has some insight to give and I just had to share it…

Reposted from Renee at http://lollygaganddawdle.blogspot.mx/

“I’ll take anyone.”

Those were the words Davion Only spoke over a crowd at a Florida church just weeks ago.  Davion Only, a 15 year old orphan pleading his case…. for a family.

“I’ll take anyone.  Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don’t care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be.”

This young man’s story went viral, not only in the adoption community, but across the entire nation.

Thousands of people called inquiring about this young man.  Thousands.

And all I could think is, this couldn’t be more backwards.

Yes, backwards.

The Christian adoption community went haywire over a young man asking for a family.  The big news…he’ll take anyone.

Now here is my question, why aren’t we as Christians saying the same thing about orphans? All orphans. Here, there, yon. Black, white, purple, typical, challenged, exceptional… you name it.  Why aren’t we lining up saying the same thing Davion Only was brave enough to say, “We’ll take anyone.”

How amazing would this world be if more people were like this young man?

I don’t care who you are, you are a family and I need a family.  Now turn this message around.  I don’t care who you are, what country you are from, what your challenges are, you need a family and I am here.  Can I be your family?

The world oohed and ahhed over Davion’s words.

I’ll take anyone.

Turn it around, people.

TURN IT AROUND.

I have a family.

I have the one thing an orphan needs.

Why in the WORLD wouldn’t I offer that to him or her?

How can I not???

I’ll take anyone.  Any one.

Church.

People who call themselves the church, say it… I’ll take anyone.  Any orphan. Any child that does not have a mom or dad.  Any child who lives a tortured life thinking God has forgotten them and they are not worthy of a family. Church, say it, I’ll take anyone.  Any orphan who has lived in pain, suffering, has cried out only to have no one answer their screams.  I’ll take anyone.  I’LL TAKE ANYONE.

Any orphan.  It doesn’t matter.  They have no one.  All they want is someone to care ABOUT THEM.  I’ll take anyone.  Any orphan.  I will not live my life knowing I can do something. Church, say it!!  The ORPHAN SHOULD NOT BE THE ONE SAYING I’LL TAKE ANYONE.

YOU SHOULD.

Matthew 11:28-30
Come to me,
all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you
and learn from me,
for I am gentle
and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy
and my burden is light.”

I’LL TAKE ANYONE.

It’s Orphan Sunday.

Do something.

Help an adopting family.

Consider adoption.

DO SOMETHING.

 

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