Look at those eyes. Happiness is in those eyes, and they are a perfect match.
This is Mat here. Kristin has gone off to bed and I just wanted to share with you all this picture and a few thoughts I had this day. Kristin and I got a call earlier than expected and a welcomed surprise – Vanya’s orphange had a special outing to the circus and we got invited along. Wow. Here is a Orphange director that had the thoughtfulness to include us in this outing – and even paid for us! She could have easily said, sorry, Vanya is not available today, but she didn’t. This was a really special treat and we are very thankful for this opportunity.
I am touched by this act of love and the love that I have seen on this trip and through this process. This has brought me to this passage in I Corinthians – –
I Corinthians 13:4-7
4Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things..
People have showed a tremendous amount of love for Vanya – love is patient – the orphanage workers have been praying for 2 years that Vanya would find a family. Love is kind – Jim and Maranna Piepon have been so kind in showing us around and letting us stay in there place. Love rejoices with the truth – James 1:27. Lover bears all things – Kristin your strength, courage, character and love through this is awe inspiring. Love believes all things – Adeye Salem you had the belief that God could make a difference and listened to the call. I am touched by the love our Father has shown and all the love you all have shared that has made this all possible.
God, you are amazing to have arranged so much, to the smallest of details, becuase your love for Vanya, me, Kristin and us all. I know that Your love is like that that for us all. We just don’t see the whole picture all the time. But Your love is pure and perfect. You are almighty God and you are gracious!