Thursday, March 24, 2011

BIG and little

There are so many fights going on in the world at this very moment. Big ones, little ones, personal ones, public ones. Some fights we'll win, some fights we'll lose and some fights we will never understand this side of heaven.

Right now I have a remarkable friend going through a very private fight; a fight many people won't have understand, less will have to endure and one I pray you never go through alone. She is not alone.

On the other side of the world there is a little boy in the middle of a fight. And I'll quote my bloggy friend Adeye when I say "This is not a war against flesh and blood, but against the powers of this dark world and the forces of evil that try to hold orphans captive." The little boy is Kirill and he has a family that is longing for him to be home in their arms. For Kirill though, a sweet little boy with a 3rd 21st chromosome, he may never make it home to be with the Mommy and Daddy that long to love on him. Love on him I say because they already love him, he is already their son.

And he may not ever make it to his forever family because a judge on the other side of the world believes a child with down syndrome belongs in an institution rather than a home. You and I know that this is horrifying, no child deserves to spend their life unloved in an institution when they can be loved in a home.

Reading the Davis' blog, you'll see that the judge changing her mind during their appeal sounds unlikely.

But unlikely things happen everyday because we serve a very unlikely God. God can make the impossible possible and the difficult seem easy. And while we might not always understand His will or His ways, we do know God hears our prayers.

Please pray for Kirill. Storm the gates of heaven with us as we pray that God, the God who made the heavens and the earth, who parted the Red Sea and rescued Daniel from the lions will have His will done. That the battle that rages between good and evil, the battle that keeps orphans imprisoned and families unable to make the ransom to bring their little loves home is won by God. That sweet little Kirill finds his way home to his mama and daddy, Tesney and Greg. Pray for Tesney and Greg; that while they may not understand God's ways, they continue to trust in Him.

This is not just one of the BIG fights, it's a war. A war against the evil in the world, for Kirill and all the orphans waiting to be rescued. Please join us in praying.

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