Dr. Wess Stafford tells the story in his book, Too Small Too Ignore, about a conversation between D.L. Moody and his wife. “Late one evening, D.L. Moody, the premier American evangelist of the 1800’s, arrived home from speaking at a meeting. Emma, his wife, was already asleep. As her exhausted husband climbed into bed, she rolled over and murmured, “So how did it go tonight?” “Pretty well,” he replied. “Two and a half converts.” His wife lay silently for a moment pondering this response, then finally smiled. “That’s sweet,” she replied. “How old was the child?” “No, no, no,” Moody answered.
“It was two children and one adult! The children have their whole lives in front of them. The adult’s life is already half-gone.” We all would be guilty of assuming that in this story two adults and one child came to know Jesus that night. However, D.L. Moody gives us another way to look at life. Children indeed have their whole lives ahead of them. And yet there are far too many of them living in second and third-rate situations. We can do something about it! Begin to pray for the orphaned children all over the world this week, especially the more than 6,000 children in Foster Care in Alabama, 600 of them are ready to be adopted.