Saturday, March 28, 2009

When They Get to Heaven

"When we get to heaven and these little ones that you are with are fully restored in body and mind…we too will testify that Jesus is the light of the world as we see they have been healed. They will have gone through trials in this life so that the work of God might be displayed, and I believe our loving God will reward them for it in heaven.

Take heart that Jesus loves them…He created them…He permitted this to happen so that He might receive glory. The story doesn't end in this lifetime. The story doesn't end in hopelessness. The story doesn't end in dark rooms. The story ends in His light which is full of love and salvation. " Written by Ross.

I read this today and had to share it. Having been asked about my strong faith and how I can believe there is a God that allows Alexsey to suffer, I was thankful to come across this. Personally, I know that I draw nearer to God when I am in great pain and or suffering, and it is often during these times that I see God's bigger picture. When I see God's people working together to help these children, I am filled with hope.

Ross also shared this verse.

John 9:1-5 (NIV)

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"

"Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

Wow---- what a blessing! $250 more dollars have been donated! I know I sound like a broken record, but really........ thank you. Your prayers, your donations, your encouraging words help to carry me each day when I get caught up in the things of this world. It is a huge reminder to me to focus on what is important because afterall, all of you are too. Everyday that passes, Alexsey is is one day closer to coming home!

By the way, Julia and Dennis have their very own passports so they are set to go! Woo-hooo!


Kathy said...

Yay for passports!!!

Three Amazing Kids said...

yay for passports, but will dennis have any issues when it comes to his recent surgeries and flying?

Ross and Kate said...

Thank you so much for the sweet bibs for Norah! I love that they are hand made. They will be a sweet reminder of God's gracious hand over Alexsey.

I am glad you were able to share what Ross wrote me. I see it as encouragement straight from the Lord. God has given my sweet husband wisdom beyond his years! I hope others will be encouraged by these truths. May God receive glory and honor through these children's lives!

Martha said...

I have an older brother with severe autism. I can't imagine growing up without him in my life. No exchanged smiles, no sharing of milkshakes, no understanding of what it means to be "different". Thank you, Jesus, for my brother Tim.

Ashley said...


I am sure I sound like a broken record on my blog, but I am just so thankful!

I love you, my dear friend.