Our friend Sallee and her family need some help raising money for the plane tickets to return to Ethiopia to bring home their beautiful son. Many of you know that the adoption process for Ethiopia has changed and it is now required to travel twice to bring home the children.
When we trust the LORD, He brings the children to us that He has already sovereignly designed. Whether through birth or adoption, HE is the Creator of each family. In an imperfect world, where birth families are unable or unwilling to care for a child, the LORD brings about the perfect.
Truly, when we open our hearts to receive the children that He sends to us, we will become richer than we ever thought possible. Not the riches of the world, though the LORD may choose to send those also if He so desires. But a richness of treasures found in the heart, in relationships, in learning to love and serve and die to self. Great wealth is found in learning to see each person as a perfect and beautiful work of the LORD, created in HIS image.
The LORD’s ways are not our ways.
“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” Prov. 24:3-4
The LORD is filling the rooms of our homes with precious and pleasant riches; and those “riches” are little people who make messes, need baths, get sick (by the dozen usually), argue and fight...
AND those “riches” also give the sweetest kisses and hugs, make me laugh and love, bring me sweet gifts of flowers and pictures (pictures where I have a princess crown and look skinnier than I am), and fill each day of my life with beauty and hope.
The LORD has been speaking a word to me - “Build”. I will be searching more in the Bible, but for now, I feel that He has said to me “Keep building”.
Look again at the picture of Sallee’s little Samson Jude...
Let’s keep building the LORD’s house, and let’s help each other fill our homes with the LORD’s Riches!