It was a repeated theme found in the blog posts published by the Compassion Bloggers last week as they traveled in Guatemala. I had no idea, as I read those posts, that within days that theme would touch my life so personally. Our family is going through some heart-wrenching situations right now. While I can’t get into all of the details, I can say that there is nothing quite like the feeling that a child you love may be in jeopardy and there isn’t a thing you can do about it. It is enough to make you feel out of your mind.
Through it all, though, it is possible to take a step back and see that hope really does rise from adversity. Yes, my heart does feel as if it is being pulled right out of my chest, but I can see positives. A renewed reliance on our Mighty God… A strengthened bond between husband and wife… A calling to spend more time in the Word and in prayer…. The surrender that comes with the knowledge that we really are just a vapor in the wind… The reminder that this world is not our home and that we’ll have no more tears when we are truly Home.
I humbly appreciate the prayers said on our behalf.
These last few days have been tough, but I am looking forward to tonight. One of my wonderful friends is going to watch my two youngest girls and my husband and I are going to work a Compassion International table at the Selah concert at Family Life Network. My husband isn’t an official advocate (though he has inspired others to start sponsorships) and he hasn’t yet had the experience of actually working an event. It is my hope that we can plant seeds in the hearts of some people and also see children get matched up with sponsors. It is a joy to be a part of this organization and to know that we can help bring Hope to these children who sorely need it.
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