Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tonight's Thoughts...

It is so clear in scripture that as believers we are to care for the orphans and widows and yet the truth is... at this season in our lives there really isn't much action in our home in regards to this.  Trav and I have a heart for adoption and someday, we hope to adopt.  But, there has to be something for us to do now... even if it is just prayer.  So, tonight as I tucked my son into his warm bed, we prayed together for the orphans.  We prayed that God would keep them warm and comfort them.  To hear my son's small sweet voice say those prayers, a deeper part of my heart began to ache.

I felt convicted.

Then after saying goodnight to Hudson, I walked into the other room and held our baby Jude.  I watched him with complete delight as he smiled back at me and kicked his legs so rigorously.  I stared into his blue eyes and felt such joy as I listened to his sweet baby sounds.  And I was reminded of those children who don't have parents to take delight in them. 

My heart broke even deeper.

And in the midst of this, I thought of our great Rescuer  
Of the One who is the Father to the fatherless. 

I felt hope.

And so for now,
Although, we alone cannot save all the orphans of the world
We know the One who can.

So, for now we will start by praying.

1 comment:

stringsofpurls said...

This was a great post! I gave you an award. Kind of like daughter-in-law of the year award. :-) Love you!