Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Once was blind...

Warner Bros. new horror movie Orphan is despicable. But as Tom Davis said, "rather than cursing the darkness let's put the truth on display". So, that is what this blog post is all about...my POSITIVE experience with an orphan. And this is just my story...there are so many more. Be sure to check out the comments section of Tom's blog to read some of them.

But as for me...I have fallen in love with one little orphan in particular - my little boy in Ethiopia who I've yet to even see a picture of. For all I know, he may not even be born yet. But, oh how I love him! He is ever present in my thoughts, prayers and heart. He has changed my life already. He's all my children talk about..."Mommy, when is baby brother coming home?... Let's pray for baby brother...that he has food to eat and doesn't get mosquito bites...Can I give him a bath when he comes home?...Oh mommy, just don't say baby brother's name because it just makes me miss him so!" And that is just to name a few of the precious sentences that are passed between my girls.

Before my little boy my life was full, but now it is filled to overflowing and I haven't even held him yet. How? Because the eyes of my heart have been opened thanks to this precious little boy who I will soon call my son. I never spent much time thinking about all the orphans in the world. With around 147 million of them, why would I bother? It was too big and depressing. I don't think that any more. I recognize that staggering number as an unprecedented opportunity for people just like you and I to step up and pour out LOVE.

As I have opened my heart to embrace the pain that comes with the recognition that 147 million children go to bed without a mother or father's presence, I have been changed. There is no turning back. Nor do I want to turn back. In fact, I want to RUN to them. Because as I run towards them I am running towards God. This is why my life is now filled to overflowing. God has revealed Himself to me in more real ways than I have ever experienced as I have opened my heart to these children whom He loves so fiercely. My days are no longer spent with my eyes shut...they are about loving, caring for, advocating for, praying for these 147 million orphans. For years I was blind to them. But now I see them. I mean I really SEE them.

To this beautiful little girl...


I SEE YOU.


To these precious boys...


I SEE YOU.


To this little boy with the sad eyes...


I SEE YOU.


To you sweet little ones with the untold story...


I SEE YOU.

Not only do I see you..I am indebted to you. For you have changed my life by bringing me passion, a deeper sense of purpose and a completely transformed walk with God.

No wonder Jesus said to let the little children come to Him. Why in the world wouldn't we??

6 comments:

  1. Isn't that what we all really seek, Friend, to be seen? And yet, when we SEE the so-called "least of these" we see so much more than the details of their simple life. Strength, perseverence, and incredible JOY. I so desire that.

    What an amazing journey God has us on. I'm thrilled that we are walking parallel paths with each other. Truly, your words and heart resonate so deeply with my own thoughts and emotions. How cool is that? Soul sisters :-)

    GREAT post, Amy! :-) I can't wait to SEE your sweet new son in your arms.

    Sweet blessings & love,
    Amy

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  2. Yeah. . another reason I heart Amy Savage. SO thankful God put you in my life sweet friend. . and that He's allowing us to work side by side in ministry. . and to intercede side by side in the throne room.

    I love you precious friend
    Bran

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  3. You will be an amazing mommy to one of these precious children-- and you will be so blessed!

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  4. This is great. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I'm so glad I just read this. My heart hurts today for these precious children. It's one of those days...the bad days...where the aching is almost unbearable. I thank our loving Heavenly Dad for teaching me more about Him through them.

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