Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thank You


Can I take a moment on this beautiful Sunday and say "Thank you" to all of you who pray for our ladies...

who give sacrificially....

who wrestle every day, asking God hard questions about material possessions and how to be a good steward of the blessings God has given.  Asking those questions is never simple.


Thank you for giving away what God has given you for girls like Mirlene.
It is a struggle to take Jesus at His Word, look to Him as our example, and then know what to keep and what to give. I don't see this struggle ending until all of our struggles end, the glass is wiped clear, and we see the Author and Perfecter of our faith face to face. 


May we all continue to labor, to fight the good fight, and ask difficult questions about poverty and how Christ would have us respond. May we remember that there are people behind these theories and souls behind these theologies.


We feel your prayers.  Your words of encouragement are treasure to us.
Your love for these ladies is beautiful.
Thank you for being in this with us and giving us the privilege of 
being here for girls like Mirlene and her baby during their most vulnerable moments.

God has always chosen to use people to be conduits of His love, provision, and grace.  He's always asked others to give, pray, and advocate for people who have no way to do those things on their own.  What a risky plan...leaving the care of the vulnerable to sinful, broken, selfish people like you and me. May He be glorified in the giving, and the wrestling, and the asking of hard questions.  May we find Him in the friction, the dissonance, and may every single bit of it grow our faith and cause our hearts to groan for His Kingdom to come..His will to be done...on earth as it is in heaven.

12 comments:

keight dukes said...

freaking beautiful. all of you. beautiful jesus!

Amy said...

Thank you for taking the time to regularly write and challenge us! I look forward to reading your blog so much & have already changed so many things in my own life thanks to you!!!

Mrs. Smith said...

Love it, love it, love it. Just the images I want to end my Sunday evening with. Your Kingdom come, precious Lord. Here on earth.

the herzogs said...

this is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Heather...the picture of you holding her is beautiful and painful and grabs the depths of my heart.

erin

Melissa said...

I've been lurking here and on the Livesay Haiti Weblog for a few weeks. I'm continually amazed, challenged, encouraged, confronted, and blessed by the things you both write about. And the pictures...amazing! I heartily agree with keight dukes - "freaking beautiful, all of you. Beautiful Jesus." Keep writing! Love to you all!
Melissa, in Central Florida

Marla Taviano said...

Praying for and giving to Heartline are two of my very favorite things to do. Looooooove what God is doing through all of you in Haiti! And amen, amen, amen to your prayer!

Jewel said...

Hi Heather,
Thanks for the post. We'll keep praying and giving so you can keep praying and giving. Thank you for all you do!

Anonymous said...

I see Jesus. Love, love, love this.

Karen (in tears) in Texas

Jessica said...

Heather -

I love knowing how to pray for ya'll!

On a slightly shallow note: You look tiny in these photos. Are you shrinking, hot Haitian girl?

js

Everly Pleasant said...

Amen.

Anonymous said...

great..but would have been a greater finish if we could see the baby....boy? girl? weight?

mandi said...

BEAUTIFUL
these pictures...just love them.