Heroes and Saints of Today : Lou Xiaoying

The Story:     In China, there is a law that states that the limit of children per family is one.  One child.  Women who conceive their second child either abort their child, or are forced to abandon them in the streets or garbage.  Lou Xiaoying sees this first hand – she recycles trash for a living and sees abandoned children regularly.  So what does she do? Brings the babies home with her and takes care of them.  This in itself is amazing.  More astonishing? She has raised and cared for thirty children in her lifetime.

Now she is 88 years old, and suffering kidney failure.  As she lays in the hospital bed, the little children that she rescued surround her.  She once said that she couldn’t simply leave children dying in the garbage.  Now they cannot simply leave her in her last hour. 

Human. life. is. precious.  Lou sees this, and in her actions, she has saved thirty children from possible death or a life of abuse. 

“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’

     I don’t know about you – but I’m thinking this bible verse, Matthew 25:40, is what Lou will hear when she meets Christ. 
     She has seen that living a Christian life is this: free from the world, free FOR God.  The more love you give away, the more you will find coming back to you.
     How much we can learn from her life. 

     Lord, help us imitate Lou’s giving spirit by being compassionate to the least of your brothers in our lives.  Amen. 

Original Story Here.

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