Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Treasures in Heaven
Ever since starting this blog I have wanted to do a "thank you" post to all those who invested in Sarah's adoption. Through family, friends and the body of Christ, the Lord provided every penny for the journey of a lifetime to one precious child of God.
There were all kinds of ways people gave.... selling possessions, garage sales, providing garages to sell in, financial donations. Each and EVERY gift knocked me off my feet in praises and glory to God!
I am confident that God will reward each one who invested in Sarah's life. I was reminded again this morning in reading Matthew 6 that the Father delights in giving to the things of eternal value...
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves TREASURES IN HEAVEN, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. " Matt. 6 :19-21
So thank you... thank you for investing in things that have eternal value, thank you for giving when you could have used something new for yourself, thank you for listening to God's voice and obeying.... thank you for seeing this special, black- haired, almond -eyed, 19lb. treasure from Heaven as an eternal investment! May the Lord bless you all for choosing the eternal over treasures on earth!!
This past weekend 3 people(and their kids) came to meet Sarah for the 1st time... the first 3 people( besides my mom and dad ) to jump on board with our leap of faith in adoption through sacrificial giving. Diane(my aunt), Carrie(my cousin), and Heather(my cousin-in-law), you will never know what your support meant to me in those first few weeks of stepping out in faith! Thanks for supporting us then and for supporting us now with your fun visit to meet Sarah! I love you!!