"Three things will last forever~faith, hope, and love~and the greatest of these is love."
I Corth. 13:13
This week a friend spent time in an orphanage holding a tiny little baby girl who was fighting to for her life. Several of the women who went to Uganda together on a mission trip, held this precious baby and others, giving them the love and comfort they so lacked. Unfortunately, this tiny little baby died during the night. The women were heartbroken at this turn of events.
With distance between me and their heartfelt pain and sorrow, I thought about this. For a short period of time, in obedience to God, these women far from home, gave love to some of God's orphaned children. For one little sweetheart it was an experience that prepared her for her heavenly home. Her death broke Linny's heart. No longer is she able to hold this little one, but as she said, "God is holding her in His arms now." One of the other women said the pain she felt was so great, she did not think she could go back and do it again. I can only imagine what these women felt during their mission trip.
Obedience to God can be painful at times. He can ask things of us that we would rather not experience. Because, really, it is not about us. It is about obedience to God's will for our lives. It is about loving others. It is about GOD!
Lord Jesus, what a precious gift you gave those tiny bundles when they were held with love. What a precious gift you gave your servants in Uganda. What a precious gift you gave me in reading about their journey. What a wonderful welcome home I am seeing for the little one who died. The angels sang I am sure, and oh what love and comfort she feels now. Beyond our imagination. To God be the glory.
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