The other night we visited a children's home with some very, very precious kids. All of them had been rescued off the streets. Their smiles were so contagious that you would never even have known that they came from that reality. The kids sang praises with joyful hearts and even quoted several passages of Scripture. They are standing on the solid foundation of Jesus!
I realize more and more that you can't get overwhelmed walking the streets and seeing all the kids that need to be rescued, because that overwhelming feeling can lead to a feeling of hopelessness thinking, "But what can I do when there's so many?" Instead, you let your heart be moved to compassion and you start with the one, knowing that one less child on the streets is making an impact.
See my guest post at Hope's Gate where I also share about starting with the one.