Can I just share something personal with you?
We have been in court battles with twelve-year-old’s who have been abused, carried struggling, drug-exposed preemies for years of sleepless nights, and held far too many children who have had brain damage because a parent or boyfriend got in a rage over something insignificant….
Yet, as I have been recovering from surgery these past two weeks, God has been burdening me with the need to really look at the miracle he has done in my very own family.
And why is it we can see a God who has done the impossible for others, while simultaneously be blinded to the reality that He has been a miracle-working God to us all along?
So, while I have been meditating on all the miraculous things He has done, God prompted me to make up a short video on this past, Orphan Sunday, telling of our journey of the adoption of our daughter.
First, let me warn you, the following video is not professional.
It took us nearly twenty hours, a crash course in Window’s Movie Maker 2.6 with no manual, a computer and program break-down, as well as losing the original video, literally moments before the following video was completely finished…
So, please bare with me…And even while being stuck in bed after surgery, with my limited expertise with media…
I can still see His mercy and grace saturated through every once of the God-story He has created .
And honestly, if it was not for my husband helping to convert my project into movie mode, the following video below would not exist. So, “Sweetie, thank you”.
My prayer as you watch this is that God is glorified, that you will be captured by His beautiful heart for the adoption of lives, and that you will be more than moved…but that you’ll let grace spill onto you until you are ready to bring change, because of His great love.
Thanks for watching! Looking back and giving praise for what He’s done!
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