Bright Idea

I think it was Einstein who said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.”

Light Bulb

We’ve been here before.

We want to love children from hard places. Children who’ve seen more than they should see. Children who’ve lost more than they should lose. Children who can’t do life like children ought to be able to do life.

They come broken and bruised and often their response is to break and bruise.

Loving children from hard places means being willing to go into the darkness, into the hard places, and pull them out. No easy task, to say the least.

Broken

We’ve been here before.

We have room in our home, our van, our hearts. We can’t unknow the known. We can’t escape the realities of nearly 400,000 broken children living in a broken system.

Swings

We’ve been here before.

He calls us into His work. He commands us to love our neighbor as ourselves. He tells us to Seek Justice. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly with Our God. His assignment hasn’t changed.

We’ve been here before.

We were hurt deeply by the system. Hurt as we separated from children we loved. Hurt as we realized how desparately unequipped we were for the task. We took on too much. We didn’t know enough. We didn’t seek wisdom or counsel. We moved before praying. Jumped before being still.

Cross

Not everything is the same though. Much is different. We’ve learned so much. We’ve wrestled against the fire that was refining us and succumbed to its power. We have been humbled by the trials and the discipline of the Lord. And, He calls us again…

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