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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Facing The Darkness

For those of you who have been checking this blog you may have noticed a rather disturbing comment to our latest post. This isn't the first time we have had random so called Christians post things like that on the page. Usually we are able to find them first and delete them before anyone sees them, but I didn't catch it in time. I considered deleting it but I saw that someone replied already (with kindness). I thought about leaving it and letting that person see it but on the other hand, I thought about deleting it because as my friend said "they probably won't bother to read the reply". There are many people that call themselves Christians who act nothing like The Christ that they claim to represent. I know this and it is evident all throughtout the world. That is why it is so hard to show the actual, true, love of Jesus Christ because so many have been abused by those carrying the banner of Christ falsely. When people say that there are hypocritics in the church, I say "You are absolutely right." It doesn't mean we all are, however.

Thank you for your encouragment. I know that there are naysayers and agents of the devil at work trying to discourage all who truly follow the way of Light. We are not overwhelmed by these comments as we know who is on our side. His story will be told and we are but His servants and grateful ones at that. :)

We will press on in love and devotion to our son Vitaliy.  God has been ever generous in giving us a parental love for this boy we have never met in person but with whom we've developed a relationship with over the past 10 months.  Just as we longed to see and hold our daughters, Grace and Hanna, as I carried them in my womb, Brandon and I long to see and hold Vitaliy who God has predestined to be our son from the beginning of time. 

Sin affects all areas of this world and our lives.  Sin permeates the very fibers of creation.  Children should be raised by their "natural" parents but sin has broken even the blessing of family.  Poverty, death, sickness, mothers abandoned by their partners, drugs and alcohol, all play a part in a child being orphaned.  Adoption isn't "natural" but God created it into His story after the fall of mankind into sin.  He created adoption by first adopting us, even though we are totally undeserving.  Though it may not make since to those who scoff and berate, we choose to follow God's calling and make sure that Vitaliy is an orphan no longer. With your love, support, encouragement, and prayers you play a part in this too. 


  1. I love you! Praise the Lord who orders ALL things according to His will and the riches of His glorious grace!
    Hosea 6:1-3 comes to mind. You are pressing on! And you will know more of Him through suffering. You will know more of the power of His resurrection. We are so anxious to see photos of your bringing Vitaly home.
    Love hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. And God is love. So you can take that to the bank, know what I mean?
    Thank you for sharing your heart's response to the challenges and set backs you have experienced so honestly.
    Again, I love you.