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Reflection from the field: God’s love is personal

"During my orientation with Compassion Indonesia, I was surprised to read a field memo on a sponsor’s concern towards his sponsored child. He asked, “Is my child sick? She looked thinner from the updated photo.”

My first question was how on earth the individual sponsor was able to express such very personal care from across the ocean.

I was more surprised when I was exposed to how our staff work so hard to deliver children's letters. I noticed that staff put their heart and love into their work.

Through that experience, I witnessed the “miracle” of love, which is personal even when separated by oceans. A sponsored child’s individual condition, need, and hope for a better future connects across the ocean to a sponsor who has expressed God’s love for the poor through very personal care and love.

It reminds us of our heavenly Father’s love — that He gave His only begotten Son, who died on the cross as a personal action of sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. The sacrificing love still touches personally the spirit, heart and soul of each one of us uniquely as God’s beloved creation.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank you for your abounding love. We pray each sponsored child would know your goodness today.

 

By Handoko Ngadiman, Compassion Indonesia

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