Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Burden

147 million.
147,000,000.
This number is burdening me.
It has been on my heart for a long time now.
I think about it daily.
I pray that God makes our path clear.
I trust that He will continue to use us.
He has already enlarged my heart.
He is opening my eyes to need.
He is challenging my ideals.
It is sometimes painful.
It is sometimes hard and confusing.
It makes me love Him more.
It makes me love my children more.
My "plans" are changing.
Our vision is growing.
Orphans.
147 million.
Staggering.
Sad.
Unbelievable.
Epidemic.
What can I do?
What can WE do?
What can YOU do?

3 comments:

The Martins said...

I know! O how well I understand the burden!

Jen said...

Overwhelming indeed! I am trying to be patient as I wait for the Lord to allow me to reduce this number.

Bobbie said...

I found you looking for Quinoia reicpes. your "about me" intrigued me, so I read on. I'm a Christian (though I think a poor one), Canadian, and single. I have two dogs. I'm 46, never met the father of the kids I always wanted to have. Believe single parenting is one of the hardest things anyone ever has to do, and that to be a single parent intentionally is unfair to the kids. but 147 million? Really? why, oh WHY, is international adoption so very expensive? I am happy to her that you have been blessed with three children through adoption. I hope it becomes epedemic in north America! From Alberta, Canada...Bobbie