Monday, April 11, 2011

Until Every Child Has a Home

I love Divine Appointments.  What's that you might ask?  I call them the moments God has put you somewhere to minister to someone.  It's a moment you did not anticipate at the beginning of the day however God choose to use you to bring glory to His name.  I love it when my day is "interrupted" to encourage someone.  I had one of these sweet appointments yesterday.  When I had planned my day yesterday, I did not have sitting at a table discussing adoption with a precious couple on the schedule.  Praise Jesus, He had on His schedule to do just that!  What a blessing it is to be able to share the passion God has given to me!     

What passion has God place on my heart?

One of my favorite books in the Bible is Esther.  It's Esther 4:14 that stirs my heart to pray daily to be in the kind of moment that would be classified as "for such a time as this."

"For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
God has been placing me in the position over and over for weeks now to speak about the many orphans in the world.  I'm not really good with words, but I keep remembering the first part of verse 14 "For if you remain silent at this time."  There are too many children waiting for relief and deliverance from orphanages and foster homes for me to keep silent.  I have to be a voice for them and encourage couples to adopt them.  Me and my little mouse of a voice is terrified sometimes to speak up, but I know my father the King of Kings has placed His daughter in these royal positions for such a time as this.  Hmmm..."until every child has a home" might take a long time, but I think it would be an honor to spend the rest of my days trying to accomplish that goal.  I'm not sure what this life is going to look like, but I'm pretty excited about it. 

Here is one of the videos of our adoption agency Dillon International.  It was the phrase "until every child has a home" that made me like Dillon so much.  I find it a great video for anyone who is considering adoption. I hope you find it an encouragement too.  There are so many wonderful agencies. I didn't put this video on my blog to promote one over the other, but just to give the encouragement someone might need to start the adoption process.