A Friday Poem


I am nobody,

Worthless my life is.

To Untouchables I was born,

A Dalit child my fate sealed.


I was born in slums.

Rights? We have none.

To upper-caste our lives we owe.

Slaves to serve all their wish.


Poverty and hunger

Is all I ever knew.

If there is hope,

Tell me how?


What is my future?

Do I have any?

It all looks so dark

And I wish I were not born.

 (The poem is taken from No Longer A SlumdogK. P. Yohannan, © 2011, page 45)

At the very bottom of the ungodly caste system in India are the 300,000,000 Untouchables or the Dalits. Their numbers are staggering and their children have lived the words in the above poem for over 3,000 years.

Yet, take a closer look at the above picture, okay?

These are Dalit children who have been brought into Gospel For Asia’s Bridge of Hope program. Their eyes radiate hope because they attend school, are fed one hot nutritious meal each day, receive clothing to wear, have regular medical checkups, and learn about Jesus.

And it only takes someone − like you or me − to sponsor a child for $35 per month.


Filed under Christianity, Church, Gifts of the Spirit, God, grace, India, jesus, Kingdom of God, Poverty, Prayer, Prophecy, spiritual warfare

6 responses to “A Friday Poem

  1. I love that picture, Mr. Larry . .you CAN see the hope in there eyes and faces. Jesus brings hope. Thank you for sharing His hope and showing us how we can too! God bless you as you become a voice for these little ones!

  2. Grace

    Just this afternoon I have been listening to a new CD from a friend in Wales who worked with these children in India. Proceeds from his CD go to the charity. Your blog post, the CD, and other things that have “just happened” in the past few days, are getting my attention. Seeking clarity. I’m listening, Lord!

  3. Debbie,

    Thanks. It is a great picture, but no better than the other ones I’ve seen.

  4. Grace,

    If you seek, you will find. If you ask, you will hear. It’s always been true for my life and I’m sure it will be for yours, too. God bless you.

  5. Reblogged this on Prodigal Chick and commented:
    Please support these beautiful babies, Jesus would be so grateful of our merciful and loving hearts!!

  6. Prodigal Chick,

    Thanks. God bless you today.

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