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 sponsorâ€™s concern towards his sponsored child. He asked, â€śIs my child sick? She looked thinner from the updated photo.â€ť
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 â€śmiracleâ€ť of love, which is personal even when separated by oceans. AÂ sponsored childâ€™s individual condition, need, and hope for a better future connects across the ocean to a sponsor who has expressed Godâ€™s love for the poor through very personal care and love.
It reminds us of our heavenly Fatherâ€™s love â€” 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 Godâ€™s beloved creation.
Prayer: Heavenly Father,Â we thank you for your abounding love. We pray each sponsored child would know your goodness today.
By Handoko Ngadiman, Compassion Indonesia