Photo Friday – Tiny Hand

I think there are two ways to look at this image:

One is the bright hope that this newborn child has their whole future ahead of them. A world of possibilities – growing up to be a campaigner for peace, a government official or even running the country. A world changer.

The other, is a future of desperate poverty. Born into a family that struggles to have one meal a day, has no regular income and lives in a structure that leaks every time it rains. Born into a future that holds a lifetime of labour with very little reward.

I would think that your perception of this image depends upon your outlook on life. I am quite a positive person – I see the hope. I see that anything is possible. I see that in our lifetimes children can be born into a hope where anything is possible. A hope that is brought about by organisations such as Compassion and you the sponsor.

That leads me to a fundamental question:

If every newborn child is to have hope, what can we do to make this possible?

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One Response to Photo Friday – Tiny Hand

  1. Darren Allwright 09/12/2011 at 4:42 pm #

    Incredibly powerful image. Thank you. This is now my background at work!

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