Last week a speaker/entertainer came to speak at the Champions for Life luncheon. Danielle Rose, a music missionary sang from her prolife CD and spoke about her missionary work in China. Because of the one child only policy and the poverty of most of those who live there, many families abort their daughters in favor of having a son who can care for them in their old age. As she was explaining this horrible reality, she described that this country had 20 million young men who will never have a wife and family.
What happens in a country where you have millions of young men with no future?
With such hope and innocence she said. “Maybe God will raise them up to become priests.” I am sad to say that most of us in the audience chuckled at that statement. Maybe we have become so cynical that we don’t believe God can really do such things. China is, after all, an atheist country where it is illegal to evangelize. Then, Danielle caught our attention and said compellingly “No, really! God can make something beautiful.”
At that moment, Danielle asked the Holy Spirit to help her find the right words to say. I wish I could remember her exact words but she went on to compare Christ’s passion to the situation in China.
She said, “God can take something ugly and sinful and horrible and make something beautiful happen from it.” Of course I know this; I just need to be reminded.
I don’t know about others in the audience, but I wasn’t thinking about the situation in China. I was thinking about situations in my own heart, situations closer to home.
Her words reminded me to hope and trust that “God really can make something beautiful!”
Here is to something beautiful!