Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Friends Like This

The girls were in Ethiopia when the package came for them - and the sender of it was bummed that it didn't get here before they left... but ya know what?

I think the timing was PERFECT.

Recovering from jet lag and the emotional and spiritual heaviness of their trip - they opened this package to find the most awesome hand-lettered cards and a handmade bracelet - made especially for them.

The card to Mebbie read:

"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." - Ephesians 2:10

Oh, what a handiwork God did in creating you! Our wonderful creator has big plans for you and your big smile. Your story is a beautiful thing which God has planned in advance for good - no, not just good - GREAT things!

Who you are - who you are meant to be - is God's jeweled princess, beloved and cared for!
Uh... WOW!... Just WOW...

And the Meronator got a card too... and it said:
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." - 1 Peter 4:10

What wonderful gifts you have been given! You will move mountains in the name of Christ and for His kingdom with your voice, your passion and your bravery.

Who you are meant to be us gloriously wonderful - the daughter of the Almighty King! A true princess!
I mean... seriously?

Who does this? Who takes the time to hand-letter a card, make gorgeous bracelets and most of all - speak incredible words of truth and encouragement over kids who aren't even theirs?

Our friends - that's who.

We are humbled beyond belief by the effort of these friends. We certainly don't deserve this but we are so, so grateful for it.

I hope and pray you have people in your world like this - people who care, who selflessly put in effort to make it know that they see you, they know who you are and they believe in you.

I know for me - I was encouraged to e better in this space for sure.

Thank you seems tiny... but thank you friends - for seeing our girls in the light of truth He built them in!

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