Monday, April 27, 2009

Little Guy

This is Little Guy. I'm not sure I'm allowed to post his face or his real name, so I'll just call him Little Guy.

Little Guy was removed from his family a couple of weeks ago and is now living in foster care with my sister and her family. My sister is out of town for a few days, so I have had the privilege of caring for my niece and nephew, as well as for Little Guy until she gets back tonight.

So this morning Little Guy was running a little bit of a fever and was obviously not feeling his normal toddler self. I gave him some Tylenol, filled his little sippy cup with cold water, and sat down and snuggled him for a long while, thinking what a shame it was that his own mother was missing out on this sweet bonding experience. I couldn't help but think of the scripture....you know, the one that talks about giving a cup of cold water in His name.....I couldn't help but feel that there I was, being Jesus to this precious little soul, and all the while, he was being Jesus to me.....giving me an opportunity to share a cup of cold water with Him. It was a precious experience.

I can't tell you exactly what Jesus looks like, but here is a little peek from behind......


35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
37 Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?
39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
40 "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' Mt. 25:35-40

10 comments:

My name is Sarah said...

Misty eyes here. Just precious.

Terra said...

Charissa, that is beautiful and so true! You really gave me a new prospective to fostering! Thank you!

Oma Roberta said...

Thanks, Charissa for doing this and giving your sister a chance to get teeth fixed here in Mexico. We too have a single mom with a 6 month old living with us for a while until she can get on her feet again. When the baby wrinkles up her nose and smiles at me, I think too how much her daddy is missing out on. And when I think of how much my privacy means to me, I will recall the verses you quoted. Thanks! Love Oma

Larsen Family said...

Awesome. So precious. May you enjoy every minute you get w/ Little Guy and he w/ you.

kirsten said...

Charissa you're precious, and I miss you:)

Frikkie said...

This is why we love the Urbans so much. You are the body of Christ in human form.

Marlita said...

That was so sweet! Thank you so much for caring for all the kids, and loving on them. I loved the pictures. I am glad to know that he not only is adjusting to us, but that he is adjusting to you all too. Thanks again for all your help.

The Urbans said...

That little guy sure is growing on me too. I love this post. I'm glad I married a beautiful woman, who gets it.

Christine said...

Charissa you and your husband are such lovely people. Thanks for sharing your heart.

Rhonda said...

Love those words Charissa!! Hope you don't mind, but I borrowed them for my blog. What a confirmation you just gave me....Thanks for the reminder!