Daphne Kate Matoushek, Minutes Old. Safe in Daddy’s Arms.
Do It For All the Daphnes.
If you were here on Monday, you know that we expected a new granddaughter. As it happens, Daphne arrived at 3:09 p.m. local time on Tuesday, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces (3.46 kilograms), and measuring 19.25 inches (49 centimeters) long. With knowledge and ready access to good medical care, my daughter and new granddaughter are in excellent health.
Wednesday night they went home from the hospital. Home has a secure roof, walls, doors, and windows to shelter the family from sun, wind, and rain. Home has clean water piped right in. Home has a pantry filled with nutritious food. Home has healthy parents to love, encourage, and teach the children.
Daphne, blessed baby, went home to a bright future. All around the world, other children lack those advantages–simple things that most of us take for granted each day. A safe, warm, dry place to sleep? Steady food? Clean water? Sadly, millions of children don’t know the security that my grandchildren take for granted.
It’s Blog Month at Compassion International. Our goal is to provide sponsors for 3,108 children during the month of September.
In celebration of my granddaughter’s birth, will you please visit the Compassion International website? You don’t have to sponsor a child, though my heart would overflow if you did. Just take a look around the place. Learn about the work is done in Christ’s name through this fine organization. Pray over the children waiting for sponsors.
Search your own heart. Can you spare $38 each month to save a child’s life? I don’t know anywhere else where you can buy a future on such an easy payment plan.
Daphne, All Dressed Up For Her Homecoming.
Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
Psalm 82:3 (NASB)