“A family is a haven of rest,
a sanctuary of peace
most of all
a harbor of love.”
Two weeks ago the Lord opened the door for us to take in 3 children (2, 6, 8),
and we even had their mom for a few days.
We did not know any of them and it is a long complicated story…
but the Lord has worked out many seemingly impossible details.
Emma and “Sweet Girl”
We are taking it one day at a time…
“Peaches” and Emma
Our daughters are learning to give like they have never given before.
Olivia giving “Sweet Girl” a piano lesson.
Jeff and I are trusting God to provide in ways that seems foolish to the world.
We are excited to be homeschooling these precious souls,
with the consent of the mother and the social worker.
We don’t know how long we will have them…
then again, do any of us know how long we will have any of our children?
“Peaches” and her Poppy
To be completely honest it is difficult to pour out all you have
and to love completely knowing that one day you will have to say good-bye.
Can we love fully and be guarded at the same time? Is guarding ourselves selfish?
The key to all of this is to remember that it is
us having more or being more,
it is COMPLETELY about
giving more and doing more,
because THIS is what God has brought us to do for TODAY.
This day is the Lord’s,
our time is His,
our resources are His,
our lives are His,
our children are His,
which means we make no demands on Him.
Most of us Christians will say those things, but do we live that way? Are we willing to give up our time? Are we willing to empty the bank account to give? It’s all easy talk. Do we give only as much as ‘we want’ to? Do we only give on the condition that we receive gratitude, love, reward, praise? It’s tough stuff…but it’s good stuff!
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
to visit orphans and widows in their affliction,
and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
If we feed, clothe, LOVE, and teach today and He chooses to remove them tomorrow
then we will take comfort in knowing that we were faithful to
care for the least of these when He asked us to.
Little Man and Poppy
Our daily mission is to teach them as much Truth as we can while we can…
and to give them as much love and stability as we can.
If the Lord brings us to your mind we covet your prayers.