This video is full of what the world needs more of - heart.
Pastor Lee Jong-rak of Seoul, South Korea was aware that hundreds of unwanted and abandoned babies often died before they were discovered. To help remedy this problem, he built a "drop box" where people could drop off their babies anonymously. The drop box, similar to a mailbox, is attached to his home in a working-class neighborhood.
Some of the children who are dropped off are blind, deformed, have cerebral palsy or Down syndrome. But to Jong-rak, they are all perfect. It is simply too difficult for the parents to care for the child. "If I don't do something to protect these children, I could be picking up their dead bodies at my gate. I can't be here and not do anything about it."
Above the box, it says, "For my father and mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in" (Psalm 27:10). Jong-rak said, "So we installed the baby box with God's heart." When the bell rings indicating a new baby has arrived, he runs down, retrieves the baby and thanks God for saving the child. "God sent them to earth for a purpose."
Even though many of these children will have to rely on someone for the rest of their life due to physical limitations, Jong-rak and his wife know that each life has value. Their own son was in a hospital for 14 years. Because of his son, says Jong-rak, "I learned the dignity of a valuable life."
Not only is he making a difference in the life of these precious children, but he is also changing the lives of those around him. They are all learning what it really means to be a Christian. They are learning what the gospel is all about. He states, "The reason I decided to become their father was God has adopted me."
We can all do more to love our fellow man. We can show love to those in need. We can have giving hearts and hands.
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