Monday, November 15, 2010

November 15, 2010

1.Deuteronomy 4:9

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them

Are we staying locked behind the wall to keep us safe?
I hope we can open the gate and take the steps out side the wall?
Is the fear of a traffic jam holding us back from life?
Do we fear  the beware of dog sign without knowing what is really behind it?
What is really worth fearing?  Looks pretty innocent to me.

Let's get on the bus and take a wild ride through life.
Let's not fear what is different.
 The unknown can open  our eyes.
 Please do not let us forget what we have seen, never forget........
All I know  and I have said it before that  I never wanted to go to India.  I had a whole list of complaints about it before ever even going there. As a teenager China was on the go to list and India brought vision of masses of people in slums and bathing in the Ganges.  I do know that my plans are not my own.  When I have time to reflect on life I just cannot forget India and my heart longs to go back.  Maybe it is because my own little piece of India reminds me of it every day.  I have to say that there are challenges to adopting the older child, but there are also many positives. We brought a person with another culture into our home. Adopting a baby or young child from another country they look like those of their native land, but do not know the culture.  Sneha will never forget where she came from and that she is Indian through and through.  She may live in America today, but when she dances it is from a far away land and a different  time.  She has opened my eyes and heart more than I ever knew a person could.

Proverbs 24:12 (New International Version 1984)

 If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November 9, 2010 National Adoption Month

These are just two faces who were part of the 147 million orphans.  I am so thankful that they are no longer called ORPHAN.  What we can do to help- pray, act, sponsor, and adopt.  If everyone just did a small part in the big picture a difference would be made. 

Orphan Sunday was a couple of days ago and I was at home taking care of sick kids.  My prayer is that every church would remember orphan sunday every year.  I feel very frustrated that  most  people  don't hear their cries and realize that they are just as precious as  the kids that we tuck in at night.  They don't  have time, and we don't have time to waste , just waiting for the right time.  The  right time to act will never come!!!The perfect job, the perfect car,  the perfect timing,  these things do not exist on planet earth.

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Psalm 9:18  But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.