Go, Grow, Change: Seeds
Helping Babies Grow at the Africa Gospel Church Baby Centre
February 6, 2017
Seeds are small. Can a seed-sized act of love make a difference?
Nestled in a pink blanket, tiny baby Jerusha was asleep. Only a few days old and she had no home, no mommy, and no daddy. What would happen to her? Too young to feel scared; all she knew was she wanted to be loved, warm, and fed.
Jerusha was lucky. Somehow, she was brought to the Africa Gospel Church Baby Centre in Nakuru, Kenya. The caregivers welcomed her to the center, which is a home for babies with no families.
Jerusha was so small, less than four pounds. (The normal weight for babies as young as Jerusha is five to 10 pounds.) “The Lord has blessed us with these little ones to take care of,” said one caregiver. “And that’s exactly what we do.”
The caregivers gave her a bath, put her in clean clothes, and started feeding her. She was hungry! Slowly, she began to grow.
The baby centre is a safe place with lots of other babies to play with and lots of love from the caregivers. But the caregivers want Jerusha to have a family of her own. When she gets older, the caregivers will find a home for Jerusha with a real mommy and daddy and maybe even brothers and sisters, too!
Psalm 82:3 (NLT) says, “Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.” This means that we need to stand up for people who need help—people who are sick, poor, hurt, and without families—people like Jerusha.
The caregivers at the baby centre are taking care of children just like this. They are planting seeds of love in the lives of the babies and placing them in forever families who will love and care for them.
Go, Grow, Change
GO: Time for fun with seeds! Download this activity sheet for instructions on making your own “seedy” work of art.
GROW: Memorize Psalm 82:3.
CHANGE: Be on the lookout for ways you can stand up for people who need help or are hurt. You can be that force for justice!