and boarded a flight without a ticket,
my heart wanders to so many who apparently are invisible in today’s world.
the poor and needy
the sick and many, many others.
More and more I’m hearing stories of ones who simply are ignored or passed over
causing great harm and sometimes their life.
Their voice is not heard or valued.
My heart weeps
and longs to do something,
Did anyone see this boy?
Did anyone watch him?
All alone in that big airport,
no parent, no adult by his side.
Or were they all so absorbed in their own activities that they didn’t even notice him?
Children need supervision, care, protection and more.
Yes, a lot of kids do fly alone today and maybe that’s why it wasn’t noticed
Not one question. Not one?
My heart longs to light the way so that we see what’s going on around us.
For there is One Who loves and sees all.
He draws near to every lonely, aching soul
He calls us to open our eyes and see;
to step forward with hearts of compassion and sincere help
and do what we can.
May it not be just another story of a runaway boy
but a reminder in the midst of the busyness of life.
Yes, sometimes just asking a question can be the first step in the right direction.
May the simple paths that I walk shine brightly with possibilities and hope
as I my heart longs to see more clearly
and love more dearly
in my ordinary world today.