This documentary is on South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak, the founder of “Baby Box”. This is a short film that you will not forget. Here’s an excerpt:
On the streets, we saw so many babies abandoned under any condition. We were so heartbroken seeing them. And we thought to ourselves, “What’s the best way to save these lives?” That’s why we made the baby box. I had a realization. If I don’t do something to protect these children, I could be picking up dead bodies at my gate.
The standard height of a newborn baby is 52cm. So Pastor Lee measured the box considering this fact. “After I installed it, I didn’t expect babies to come in. I prayed, ‘God, please don’t let any baby be abandoned in this world.’
When the baby is put in the box, the box makes a sound. The bell goes: Ding Dong. Ding Dong. During dawn, when it’s quiet, imagine hearing this sound. Thump, thump, thump. With my heart beating fast, I run down. I take the baby out. “Thank you God, for saving this child’s life. I pray like that and hug him in my arms. (Ding Ding. Ding. Dong.) My heart drops. When I hear this sound, my heart drops. (He closes the door to the baby box.)
He points to the inscription above the box:
“For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.” (Psalm 27:10)
Pastor Lee Jong-rak, his wife and family. Soul stirring.