Called to be God’s "Skin"
May 7, 2008 by hsaxton
appeared on Kate Wicker’s blog recently, about a little girl who longed for a mom. It broke my heart to read about this little girl, so vulnerable and lonely. So many people, crushing in all around her … and yet, she did not have a mother’s love to warm her heart.
My friends, one does not have to go to India to experience this kind of heartache. There are children right here — very likely, right in your own backyard — who need a mother’s love. Jesus promised that whoever ministers to “the least of these,” in fact is ministering to Him. The reason for this is simple, as Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur points out her her blog: We are God’s “skin” in the world.
Sometimes that skin is soft and tender … sometimes it is deeply wounded.
How can you, like Kate’s friend Rose, be “God’s skin” to a hurting world today?