“By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” 1 John 3:16-18
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I have been thinking about the people in my life that I love! I love my husband, my family, my friends, my church, my child in
Africa, but most of all I love the Lord. Each day the Lord is showing me His love and grace and peace through this adoption process. I am so blessed that God has chosen my husband and I to experience the joy of building our family through adoption. 1 John 3:16-18 hit me like a ton of bricks. I experience real Love because Christ laid down His life for me. It also says “if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?” I hope and pray that I would be the Christ follower that uses the resources and love God has given me to help my brothers who are in need. Verse 18 tells me that I show Love by ACTION! Kevin and I truly believe that our adoption is one of the ways that God has called us to show love by Action. Not everyone is called to adopt a child but everyone IS called to love “in deed and in truth.” We pray that God’s blessings and love would flow through you as you walk through life. Show God’s love today. Jesus is worth our time, energy, and lives!
|Think about the ways that you can demonstrate Christ's love to others today.|
WHERE WE ARE IN THE ADOPTION PROCESS:
WE RECEIVED WORD ON FEBRUARY 7TH THAT OUR PAPERWORK IS GOING THROUGH THE LAST CERTIFICATION STAGE IN WASHINGTON D.C. PROCESSING TIME IN D.C. IS 1-2 WEEKS. ONCE OUR AGENCY RECEIVES EVERYTHING BACK FROM D.C. THEN THEY WILL SEND OUR DOSSIER TO THE
AND THE IN-COUNTRY STAFF WILL BEGIN WORKING ON MATCHING US WITH OUR CHILD! WE DESPERATELY DESIRE TO BRING OUR CHILD HOME SO PRAY FOR QUICK REFERRAL TIMES! PRAY THAT GOD WOULD PROVIDE THE FINANCES. PRAY THAT GOD PROTECTS OUR CHILD FROM DISEASE, HARM, AND HUNGER. CONGO