Jeremiah 29:11, says "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future".
Our God of this universe, maker of all heaven and earth, has a plan for each one of us. HE is concerned about you and me. HE knows each of us and still loves us without condition. To prove this HE sent HIS only son JESUS to die on the cross for each one of us. So we could spend eternity with HIM. This gift of Christmas is for each one of us to just ... Believe this promise.
This is the experience we wanted the least of these (orphans) to feel. How very great God is. The same God that called a team together to travel thousands of miles just to see them. To tell and show them how much God loves us all!
Spending Christmas in Moldova with the orphans was incredible. Late one night we were asked to tell one thing that stood out to each of us. As your mind races to try and settle on just one experience. You realize there are so many. The sparkle in the eyes of the children as they receive their own bed. The smiles on their faces as they are running to see you as the van drives up. The joy of hugging them, playing games with them and telling them about the Christmas Story. Giving them a banana. A banana! But not the least of these also is the team God brought together of individuals from different walks of life for this journey together. So many images run thru my mind. Memories of a life time. A bond of laughing, crying and working side by side to make life for these orphans a little better with a bed of their very own. Letting them know ..."How much God loves us all!" The true CHRISTMAS STORY. The story of Unending Love for others. May we all remember and share that same love God shares with us daily.