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Monday, August 29, 2011

Inspired by... a mother's heart

 

 

Open my eyes, Lord

I want to see Jesus.

To reach out and touch Him

To show that I love Him

 

As we sang this song in church yesterday, it struck me (profoundly) that we were. We were (are) seeing Jesus.

"Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." (Matt 19:14)

We are seeing Him, glorified, through the actions of our Pastor and his wife who just received into their home two precious baby boys who they are fostering (to adopt). This is God's answer to literally thousands and thousands of prayers as they have sought God's will for their lives re: children.

We are seeing Him, glorified, through the actions of another "mother" in our church who is fostering a little girl. And who, through recent develops is seeking God's will to move forward with adoption of her and two of her siblings.

My Scripture and a Snapshot today honors these two mothers.

Rose

There are 32,000 children up for adoption in the state of Texas. Just.in.the.state.of.Texas!  I don't know about you, but when I stop looking at that as a statistic, a number on paper and think about the individual lives, thirty-two thousand children who haven't known the warmth of a mother's touch or the security of a father's arms, my heart breaks into 32,000 pieces.

When I focus on what God is doing in our church, my heart overflows with hope and thanksgiving. We're a small church, less than 100 attendees. Yet we are making a difference in three (possibly six) children's lives. These three precious babies are now in safe, stable homes and have a church family who will love and pray for them, for the rest of their lives.

Something to pray about: there are more than 32,000 churches just.in.the.state.of.Texas.

 

Open my ears, Lord

And help me to listen.

Open my eyes, Lord

I want to see Jesus.

 

I think it's important to be reminded at times that the issues that make the front page news on a regular basis are not necessarily the issues Jesus would care about if He walked the earth today.

He does walk the earth today. In the hearts of Believers.

What are we listening to? What are we caring about?

What are we doing about it?

I invite you to join me in opening my heart and ears to listen to what God is calling me to in my life and what He is calling you to in yours.

 

Blessings,

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Credits: "Open My Eyes, Lord" by Robert Cull; texture used on photo: crackerjack, by Kim Klassen

 

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for visiting, you have a very beautiful and inspiring blog. Just what I needed today.
    x Marnie

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  2. I love, love, love this picture!!! What an exciting time for your pastor's family. WOW!!! I can't imagine that many children in one state being without the love of parents. SO SAD! May God bless your church and the pastor of it.

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