My heart aches tonight and I cannot sleep:-(...I got onto our chinese adoption agency's waiting child website and ugh...There are over 5o WAITING children on the website. I know that there are 25 on our agency from Ethiopia as well plus 8 sibling sets. Doug and I know we cannot continue adopting children every year...but we can give them a voice...and advocate for them.
James 1:27 says this, " Pure and fautless religion is this.to look after widows and orphans in their distress and keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
As I sit in my home this Christmas season, I see four precious children. Two God knitted in my womb..and two he knitted together in my heart.
Tonight Lola Joy was running through the house naked. Laughing. Talking. Singing. I just looked at Doug and he knew what I was thinking. And our little Hopers. Watching little Lily blossom into the beautiful butterfly before our eyes each day brings me to tears. Her smile alone melts me..but now she has JOY. a HOPE. A FUTURE....not from ANYTHING Doug and I did...but by what GOD did. But..we could have missed it. We could have said.."this isn't what we planned..." and we would have...we could have MISSED it...
THANK GOD...we didn't!!!!
ps. The BEST adoption advice we were given..."If the only reason you wouldn't adopt is because of the money, don't let it be!" Thx Kerri! I PROMISE...GOD WILL PROVIDE!!!
Here's a place to start...
Lola Joy's agency- http://www.celebratechildren.org/
Lily Hope's agency- http://www.chinesechildren.org/
"The King will reply, Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers or sisters o mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:40
Be the HOPE 4 Orphans!