Why We Call Our Blog the Miracle of More

The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Ayi's Heartstrings

Yesterday, my sister shared her heart for adoption at our church. While she knows God has not called her to adopt she has promised to help me love and and care for any the LORD leads me to adopt. And, she has been true to her promise. She is the best aunt to my children, while she and Ellie share a special bond.

So, at church, yesterday, she brought tears to many eyes when she shared this story:
While in China, there were many beggars along the streets of Taiyuan. One beggar in particular was a crippled man lying on a blanket on the sidewalk. It occurred to her that Ellie, had she remained in China, could have possibly become a beggar on the street.

I know there are many who are offended by the idea that we adopt to "save" the children. I know that the blessings are ours when we adopt, but I also believe we are the hands and feet of Jesus. He came to us when we were lost and undone. He allows us to represent Him on earth.

God is great and greatly to be praised. It is such a privilege to join Him in his work.


Kim Kenward said...

It's so harsh thinking of poor Ellie begging for food and necessities, but it is a true reality. It is such a blessing to save a child from such a horrible fate. How wonderful that your sister could travel with you to China. Her bond with Ellie is beautiful and so special. God bless your family during these upcoming holidays. Hugs.

Sarah said...

What Bobbie said was true, although I hadn't really thought about it that way before. Thank you for sparing her that.

Happy Birthday, J-T!

Love the pic of Ellie in the brace brushing her teeth. lol!

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