How do you start a fire that consumes a nation? Obviously, you need a match, I’ll call that the “Holy Spirit” and a striking surface, let’s call that the “Word of God”. But, most importantly, you need fuel. Now, if it were up to me I’d only pick quality kindling. I’d pick rich businessmen, politicians, lawyers, doctors, college professors, generals; you know, people of influence! Right? Well, bummer, I’m wrong again!
That’s not God’s choice, “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.” (I Cor 1:27-29).
So, do you want to find the weakest and most despised? Well, one qualified group is the Cambodian orphans. “Weak, well, OK, I’ll grant you that. But Despised? Who would despise an orphan?” Hey! Did you ever hear of “Karma”? It basically means the culmination of all the “just-deserts” of your previous lifetimes are dumped on your head. So, if you are an orphan, you were a real “jerk” in your last go-around. So, you deserve to suffer! “Weak and despised!” Right? Don’t stand too close, they are just what the Holy Spirit ordered to start a conflagration!