Today, 4 children came home.
I will always remember their smiles. How their smiles sang. And it was incredible. When they walked into their new home, filled with a spread of yummy food and lots of toys, their wide eyes put tears in mine. And as they filled their hungry bellies, they kept wanting to share with Jay, Jeremy, Zack and I. Wow.
Tonight was a party on earth. And a celebration in Heaven. God says in His word, “He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.”-deut. 10:18. Today, He brought a little bit of Heaven to Earth. And in that, showed His great love, mercy, and justice towards these children.
A little while later, we all gathered in a circle, and we prayed for the kids and then Pastor Gabriel and Pastor Charles’ wife gave a talk to all the kids that were there- they shared that these four orphans are God’s children and we need to love them as our brothers and sisters. They talked about how there is another orphanage in Messailler (about 15 min away, with another org.), and all the kids there get made fun of bc they are orphans… which broke my heart. I pray that Jesus protects these boys from that. That they know they are loved, deeply.
Wow. I feel so loved on by Jesus right now.. just getting to be a part of this. So many times a day, my flesh takes over and I think how much cooler, or cleaner, the States is, and Jesus reminds me that it’s not about me. And look how gently He does it! He does it by showing me this Awesome picture of how He brings orphans home. And showing me again and again that He is bringing redemption to this planet… the whole purpose of this life. And somehow, somehow, we get to be a part of it. We feel so blessed.