I’ve watched this video many times — looking for their faces, inspecting the facilities, searching for smiles. This is where the children I hope to bring home soon are living.
Do they know that we’re coming?
Are they afraid?
Are they losing hope that no one will ever come for them?
Do they know that we love them — even though we’ve never met?
Do they know that we have every detail of their pictures memorized, right down to the stains on their shirts and the braids in their hair?
Do they know that we’re working hard to bring them home as fast as we can?
God, keep these children safe — all of them who are waiting for their forever families.
But could you whisper to those who will belong to us? Hope is on the way.
Lamentations 3: 21-26, NIV
Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.