At last night's banquet for our local pregnancy resource center, we had Herb Lusk as a speaker. (passionate Philadelphia preacher and former Eagle's player). If you're ever in Philly and have a chance to hear him, he is amazing! Though I am usually a very quiet listener of sermons, I found myself unable to stop saying a loud "Amen!" when he called for it!
His main message was that we should not be ashamed to fight against abortion because IT IS A FIGHT and we are to hold our heads high and march in with love, service and the Word of God. He was right on (Amen, Brother!).
Another thing he said has been playing through my mind over and over about our adoption and the adoptions of our friends. "The promises of God cannot be broken." Of course it is something I know and believe, but right now in this process, I need to be reminded! I need to hear this, so feel free to remind me whenever you think of it.
Yesterday at the park, I was talking with the friend who is waiting for her son Kervens from Haiti. They are almost two years in to their process of waiting and still the Haitian government is creating more hurdles for them to jump.
But there is something magical (permit to use that word in a very Godly-miracle kind of way) about the Word of God, and promises there mean something for our every situation. So I claim this one for Kervens:
“Behold, I will lift My hand in an oath to the nations,
And set up My standard for the peoples;
They shall bring your sons in their arms,
And your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders." Isaiah 49:22
And again, I don't claim to understand the connection of prayer and happenings. I don't claim that our prayers can change the mind of God (of course not!) but I do think our prayers can change the minds of the Haitian government. We can fight in this war! We can kneel and pull out our love and the Word of God and we can fight!
If you'd like to read more about this sweety, I wrote about Kervens here and here as well.
So what can you do? Well, I would love to use this wonderful thing called the internet for God's work. There are a lot of us Mommy Bloggers out there, right? Well, if you have a blog, would you be willing to post the Kervens button from my side bar onto your sidebar? Would you be willing to right a post about it asking your readers to pray? Would you pray?
Let's pray this boy home!
P.S. And lest you think that my zeal is perfectly motivated, please remember that we are in the process of adoption as well, and there is something in me that is not comfortable with praying our constant, "Let it be today, Lord!" until Kervens is safely with his family. So when we're done praying Kervens home, we can pray our new baby home as well!
P.P.S. Also, I just have to say, HOORAY! My friend Lisa is coming home TODAY with her son Sammy from Uganda. Yay!