Thursday, August 5, 2010
It's not the best picture in the world. Far from it! There is a mean ray of sunshine on Candie's face. Darkness everywhere else. But I don't care.
It is raw! They're hot and sweaty. They're tired of waiting on the bus to load for camp. They're misbehaving in the van, about to cause someone to get hurt.
And they're unashamedly happy!
I look at this picture and see children God gave us. God gave us them! They used to be orphans. Every single one of those four faces I look at above was motherless, fatherless, abandoned. And in God's MERCY, He ALLOWED us to bring them into our family, thus having the chance to be in HIS forever family. (Please don't take this as me tooting my own horn. My horn is battered, bruised, broken, and just doesn't toot anymore. Seriously. I am humbly GRATEFUL God would LET us have eight children!)
That's how much He loves them.
That's how much He loves us!
And these are just four. There are many many many others who are now home, praise God!
And there are many many many many many others who are still waiting.
We cannot adopt them all, no. But that cannot stop us from being radically involved in the orphan crisis.
I look at those four faces and shudder to think "what if we had not listened?" we would have missed out, I tell ya. Oh my, would we EVER have missed out.
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