Solomon’s Fine Attire

Jesus referred to Solomon’s attire when He said, “Not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” (Matthew 6:29). Like one of what? Like the flowers that briefly adorn meadows. 

God wasn’t impressed with all the expense of Solomon clothes. He found more pleasure in looking at the colorful flowers carpeting the meadows than in peeking into the king’s clothes closet. Our orphans don’t stand in front of packed closets, like Solomon or like many of us, taking time to decide what they will wear that day. They are happy to just have clean clothes that aren’t threadbare. 

They may never walk down the Red Carpet displaying expensive gowns or suits, but these orphans are beautiful to God. Referring to them, that’s why we chose the name Apple of His Eye Charity. These young people, who have been rescued from the streets by our partners, are grateful for what they have in their clothes closets. 

In America, it seems like the continuous message being promoted is, “You must get more. You can never have enough.” This message extends into the shoe store. It’s not enough to buy one pair of shoes. Advertisers want us to feel as though we need the same shoe in a variety of colors. In spite of some of the orphans not having any shoes, these barefoot kids that you support are happy and grateful.

I hope you are encouraged that you are making a huge difference in the lives of orphans, widows, and other people who have been marginalized in India and in Rwanda.

Marlon Furtado

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