I had no idea how my five-year-old would change my world view in a moment and inspire me to do more. (If you haven't already read Whose Child Is She?, please visit that post first so you are up to speed about the amazing happenings in our household this week.)
Here's Isabel holding one of the dresses we finished today!
In the past few days we have purchased fabric, cutout patterns and started making things that are starting to look like dresses. While I have been doing a lion's share of the assembling it has led to sweet moments as the kids sit on my lap and help guide the fabric or the conversations we have over the whir of the sewing machine.
As we were sewing one of the sides on the dress above Isabel said, "This dress is beautiful. I hope the girl that wears it feels beautiful too." (yes, you know me, I teared up)
As I explained to Isabel that we can do 3 or 4 dresses and a blanket to send out next week she made a funny face. "So we can do that every week, right?" she asked. "Um, baby, I'm not sure we can afford that or that we have time to keep up that much every week." "But mom, they need more than 3 dresses and what about the boys?"
I didn't have answer. We can't clothe the whole world or even just the orphans of the world. But we can't turn our backs or ignore God's mandates that are living themselves out in this child's heart. So what do we do?
Ask for help.
Do you knit?
Do you crochet?
Do you sew?
Can you knot those no sew blankets?
Can you buy a couple of yards of cute fabric?
Can you help Isabel bless others?
Can you help clothe an orphan?
Can you shine a little bit of Jesus into a whole lot of lives?
Do you have children? Can you get them involved in helping Isabel -- sew together, pick out fabric, learn to crochet together?