Picture the cutest baby you’ve ever seen. The way that the child’s face lights up, the sound of his or her laugh. The tiny toes and fingers. Thankfully, the child you’re thinking of probably has a home, and at least one loving parent. There are children all over the world who cannot claim the same.
The Drop Box is a stunning, heart wrenching film about one South Korean pastor who, at the age of 61, is raising 15 children with special needs, and rescuing hundreds of babies a year. Through the installation of a special “baby box,” which allows mothers who cannot care for their children a place to abandon them in anonymity, but gives the baby a chance to survive.
As a follower of Jesus, I know that we’re called to reach out to those who are poor, who cannot help themselves, and to support the orphaned and the widowed. This movie shows a man, Pastor Lee, who is literally caring for those who are unloved by anyone else in the world, and changing lives, one heartbeat at a time. The picture he is painting of how God adopts us into His family, despite our being abandoned, and sometimes feeling unlovable, is an incredible one. The clear allusion of adopting orphans to how God adopts us is amazing.
I don’t know where you’re at in life. I’m a 20 year old college student. It would be imprudent for me to try and adopt a baby at my current stage of life. But there are other ways to get involved. And after seeing this film, how can I stay silent? I’m not sure that I’ve done the movie justice, nor can I implore you to support them. But I would encourage you to watch the trailer for the movie here. And, if you are a believer, I wholeheartedly encourage you to pray for orphans who are abandoned worldwide, for mothers who feel that they have nowhere else to turn, and for broken societies all around the world that allow this to happen. Pray that God would work on your heart (and mine, and the hearts of Christians the world over) and would spark the drive to do something in regards to orphans. I don’t know what that means for you individually, or honestly even for me. But prayer is the first step.
To check out how else you can get involved, visit the movie’s support page here. And, body of Christ, pray, pray, pray!