The beautiful tapestry of our little local orphan care community.
This month two of our beloved children are finally joining their forever families.
Bittersweet tears were falling at our foster family support meeting yesterday as Chinese foster moms saw the face of one adoptive mom here to pick up her child.
I read a quote recently.
“In general, to “do justice” means to live in a way that generates a strong community where human beings flourish. Specifically, however, to “do justice” means to go places where the fabric of shalom (peace) has broken down, where weaker members of societies are falling through the fabric, and to repair it…How can we do that? The only way to reweave and strengthen the fabric is by weaving YOURSELF into it. Human beings are like those threads thrown together on a table. If we keep our money, time, and power to ourselves, instead of sending them out into our neighbor’s lives, then we may be literally on top of one another, but we are not interwoven socially, relationally, financially, and emotionally. Reweaving shalom means to sacrificially thread, lace, and press your time, power, and resources into the lives and needs of others.” ~ Tim Keller (Generous Justice)
Seeing this tapestry in process in front of my eyes is humbling and proves to me, yet again, the existence of the Master Weaver–He is the Creator of the pattern and knows what the final image will look like.
We can choose to obey and be one small, yet essential thread of His masterpiece.
The finished product is more astonishing than we could ever imagine.
(I am trying something with WordPress for the first time, participating in this week’s writing challenge).