The Throne and the CrossRich Stigall
Recently, when an up-and-coming CEO was reminded of a GO Project Vision Trip one of his Directors had taken, he said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Oh, yes, I remember that field trip.Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â The comment wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t malicious, just revealing.Ã‚Â The world often views serving Third World orphans as unnecessary excursions to the poor people zoo where one checks the Ã¢â‚¬Å“do-good boxÃ¢â‚¬Â before coming back to the real world.Ã‚Â Similarly, another made this comment: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Nothing will change in Haiti unless the government changes.Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â That statement assumes that transformation cannot take place without solid national infrastructure and public policy.
Please understand our intent is not to denigrate anotherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s point of view, but we disagree with both of those positions. At The Global Orphan Project, we cling to the sufficiency of the Gospel.Ã‚Â Jesus Christ provides the answer to lifeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most important questions and most difficult problems.Ã‚Â Acting in obedience to love oneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s neighbor is what separates the second greatest commandment from a mere field trip.Ã‚Â Though we welcome needed government reform, our hope for transformation is in Jesus – the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Bill Borden once penned, Ã‚Â “In every man’s heart there is a throne and a cross. If Christ is on the throne, self is on the cross; and if self, even a little bit is on the throne, then Jesus is on the cross in that man’s heart.”Ã‚Â We welcome all who desire to care for orphaned and abandoned children; in so doing, we hope to demonstrate that love which has been foolishness to the world for 2,000 yearsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦the kind of love that knows who should sit on the throne in our hearts.