Saturday, January 7, 2012

Burdened to pray


I will admit that when we first arrived home last year with Max and Ivanna, viewing the the faces and images of children still in the many countries awaiting families was ... hard. I truly did not have it in me ... and being so busy I would often avoid clicking on links, or visiting the Reece's Rainbow site. Not because I didn't care ... but because my heart literally aches so heavily in my chest - that at times I feel as though it will burst.

You see, I have come to a realization that my family and I are limited in our abilities. Yes, we have welcomed and adopted Max and Ivanna into our homes, thus also saving them from a dire fate ... but we, unlike our heavenly father are unable to save every darling soul whose images are sometimes so difficult to turn away from on my computer screen.

Why the hurt, after all we brought home two precious children?

I know that behind each "image" is a real and hurting child. I know that there are places within our world that these children reside in that do not offer the care they need. I look at Justus, or Max, or Ivanna and I see joy, love, and accomplishments. I know this is not what these children listed are experiencing. I have seen it, smelled it, and experienced what their day must be like.

I can't help it. I feel helpless and wimpy at times. I feel as though we have not done enough.

That is when I do all that I know how to do. I pray. I pray for each set of almond shaped eyes, each little round nose, each child to have adequate care, to experience joy, and to experience the love of our Father through gaining a family.

Tonight I am especially burdened. Over one particular region. Region 16 as listed on the Reece's Rainbow site.

Look at these faces ... and be burdened.



I think of Ekaterina. Beautiful baby girl. But ...

... that picture was taken long ago. This is her now. This is what having no family, no investment, and residing no doubt - in her crib have gotten her. My heart breaks ...


I think of Nathan. Robust, chubby, just like a baby should be. But ...

... again that picture above was taken years ago. No longer robust. No longer chubby. Eyes darkened with circles, and propped against his crib as if it is his jail cell.
My heart breaks ... again.


And then I see these faces. Beautiful. Still healthy looking. But all in the same region. Doomed to the same fate.

Pray.

Pray that these children along with Ekaterina and Nathan will be rescued. REDEEMED.

Pray for Dimitry


Pray for Brock.
(look, look at his smile - may it not be hidden away until it is lost)

Pray for the other children in Region 16. Pray for ALL the faces you skim through that await families. Be burdened and pray.

You can click here to visit Region 16.

I may be limited. But God is not, for He is able ...

5 comments:

Faith for Hope said...

I am still praying.... I understand what you mean about that deep ache... the burden is STILL there.... waiting... for God's timing, not ours. Hugs, Grace

Emily's Posts said...

He truly is! Praying for those precious babies! My heart aches for each one of them! So thankful that God cares for and lives them even more than a mama's heart could!

Emily's Posts said...

He truly is! Praying for those precious babies! My heart aches for each one of them! So thankful that God cares for and lives them even more than a mama's heart could!

P said...

Yes, pray and act. Writing this post HELpS. It reaches people. Thank you!

Ben and Melanie said...

Great Post my friend... Crying with you... Praying with you!

 




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