Deuteronomy 4:35

You have been shown these things that you might know the Lord is God besides him there is no other.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Leaving the 99 for the 1

I love that Jesus said that.  I love the He loves me so much that He would "leave" everything to come after me when I was lost.  Today, this verse from God's word comforts me.  I am missing my 99.  My precious family 6,000 plus miles away, but in just two days when I hold that sweet baby in my longer an orphan but my daughter..I will again have a get picture of my Lord who is willing to leave the 99 just for the one!  How I long to draw Anna Mei near and to tell her that she is  not just any old 1 among the 147 million orphans in the world.  She is the 1 Jesus sent me for.  I can't wait to get to her.  As much as I am enjoying being in Beijing, adjusting to the time  change, experiencing my girls' rich culture, and getting to know the thirteen other families and seeing their hearts for the orphan..I want nothing more than to hold that sweet baby in my arms, to love her, and to whisper scripture over her.  I long for her to know just who she is in the Lord and how very much He loves her.  Soon now..very soon!


  1. I love this post. I am so excited for you! I am hoping the time will fly by until you can see your baby!!!

  2. Aww, precious post. I can't wait for you to hold your sweet girl either. You're making me want to cry. Such an awesome amazing thing... adoption. We're praying for you from Texas!
    -Beka =)