Saturday, December 29, 2012
TRUST ME with every fiber of your being!
What I can accomplish in and through you is proportional to how much
you depend on ME. (Sarah Young's Jesus Calling devotional for today)
I have to be honest.......I thought, maybe, in the last minute.....Putin would not sign the bill stopping all U.S. adoptions from Russia.
I wanted it to be a just a scare tactic. Just a political push and shove that would only ruffle some feathers.
Boy was I wrong.......again!
As I was wiping away my tears, my level headed, see the big picture husband,
reminded me........"Kim, GOD IS IN CONTROL OF THIS. There is more to this picture than we are seeing."
And in my head I knew that. But in my heart, all I can think about are those precious kiddos, some of who have already met their families and understand that they are coming back for them, and then the families. Oh my gosh. These kids ARE their children. Can you imagine if your child was on the other side of the world and you couldn't get to them. They are suffering and you are not allowed to bring them home where they deserve to be. Here their every need will be met. They will be cherished treasures and unconditionally loved. Can you fathom that??? I can't. So, I am doing the only thing that I can do at this time. Praying. I am praying and fasting today, along with thousands of others around the world, for these Russian children who's lives are at stake. If you feel so led, would you pray too? Amazing things happen when people come together in prayer. I believe with all my heart that God WILL have the last say here. And as Rick said, there is more to this picture than we are seeing, and we have to trust that God IS IN CONTROL.
If you would like to know more about WHY this ban on adoptions in Russia is such a big deal........go read what Tensey has to say about her son Kirill. He, like our Gabe, had already been transferred to an institution when they finally were able to bring him home. No child should have to suffer these conditions.
No child should ever be told they cannot be adopted because they have Down Syndrome.
No child should ever have to live in these conditions when there are loving families who want to adopt them and love them unconditionally.
I do not believe it is over for these kiddos.
I BELIEVE ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THESE BABIES.