Saturday, February 11, 2012

Reece's Rainbow and you

Dear Readers,
I hope all of you have been having a nice February! We are enjoying the nice weather as much as we can-- taking bike rides, roasting marshmellows--it has been so much fun! I love my family and all the fun things we get to do together.

February is here, and even though I am still shocked by its arrival, it is time for me to write my 'child of the month' blog post! I have some good news... Marcia now has $ 907.50 towards her adoption! This means that the family who adopts her will have that much less to pay to bring this precious girl home!
Marcia needs a Mommy and Daddy!
Please, please help me find her a forever family! She is four years old and will be sent to an institution when she's five. Once there, her chances of ever getting out are dim, and she will be bedridden for the rest of her short life. She is a cuddle bug and is not thriving in the orphanage- she really needs a family to cuddle with. So if you are her mommy or daddy please come quickly and rescue this sweet girl! Also, for those of you who do not feel called to bring this sweetie to your home, please lift her up to her Heavenly Father! I pray that she knows He has not forsaken her. Even if she is sent to the institution, she has a Heavenly Daddy who loves her. But my goal is for her to SEE that love in the form of an earthly mommy and daddy!

Now, I know I said I would be blogging about different orphans each month. But I just can't get Marcia off my heart! So, until she goes home, I will continue advocating for her and beg you to do the same. Please share her story with everyone you know, mention her on your blog, Facebook, Twitter- anything! Please pray for her and the family that I know God has ordained for her.

This is my orphan of the month blog post. Here is the definition (from Webster)of the word orphan; "one deprived of some protection or advantage". It also says abandoned means " forsaken or deserted" Marcia is both.

What is the Bible's definition of an orphan? You. "For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. " Romans 8:14-16
We were adopted into God's family. We, the Gentiles, were not His Chosen People. He took us in, adopted us, if you will. So, then- if we ourselves are orphans, how could we NOT have compassion for others who are? Marcia is one of thousands. I am one of thousands. You are one of thousands. We all are children of the King. So, please- show Marcia and the other orphans of the world His love for them.

Your Blogger,

"He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them." ~ Mark 10:14-16