He is Risen!
Jesus is alive!
Today is the day we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord.
It is a day of hope.
It is also a little boy's birthday today.
Heath turned eleven years old today.
He is in an institution in Eastern Europe.
Tiny, neglected, lonely little Heath.
Still waiting for his mama and papa to find him.
To bring him into life.
Sitting in that institution, day after day, year after year,
is no kind of life for Heath.
He is existing. He is surviving. But today, on his birthday,
what does he have to celebrate,
even if he knew it was his birthday?
Where is his hope?
Oh, dear Jesus, how can it be
that this little treasure still waits to be found?
Heath waits. He does not know about birthday cakes and presents and balloons. He does not know about family gathered around to sing to him. He does not know about the feeling of a mommy's hug, or a daddy's strong loving arms carrying him.
He does not know about the Risen Lord. He does not know about the hope and the joy of Jesus. He waits, day after day, year after year.
Oh, Lord, how long must Heath wait?
I am praying desperately that the Lord's rescue plan for Heath is coming soon. The Lord has not forgotten this precious child, and I hope that we, who know about him, do not forget, either. He has spent his life hidden away and forgotten. But the Lord has a better plan! He is not forgotten any longer! His grant fund was at zero dollars. Not anymore! His grant fund has been steadily growing. It is growing! But so much more is needed to ransom him. Please consider sharing Heath's story. Please consider donating to his fund.
He is worth it!
Heath is a sweet little boy, created in the Lord's image,
worthy of love and hope and a family.
He is so, so worth it!
And now for our Easter morning:
Every child deserves a family.
Hoping and praying that this will be
Heath's last birthday without one.