Tuesday, December 13, 2011

As I sit here this morning and wait to hear if one or both girls got on their plane, I am thinking and wondering if we know what the heck we are doing. I drifted over to the Proverbs 31 Ministries website for women that I read every morning as my devotional, and this verse is at the top of my devotion for today:

"Then these righteous ones will reply, 'Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the KING will say, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!'" Matthew 25:37-40

Oh Heavenly Father, we are ill-equipped and unworthy, and we ask for Your guidance and presence as we care for these girls. As our small group leader prayed over us "Fill our home with an overwhelming sense of your Holy Spirit. May these children walk into a place where it is unmistakably marked by the God of Hope, Healing, and Restoration."

Sadly, Inese will not be coming. She was inconsolable at airport security and the social workers thought it best for her not to go. I am grieving for her, but excited that Laura will get to be a child and get a break from taking care of her sister all the time. We know God is in control and His plan for these girls is bigger than what we can see.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear Inese won't be coming. I know that you have so so so much love in your home to share. I pray that Laura feels peace with this trip. Praying for you!