As today is Good Friday, it is potentially easy to ignore the truth and reality, that Jesus Christ went to the cross for you, for me. Though our finite minds will never comprehend the full extent of why, we do know that "He came to seek and save those who were lost" (Luke 19:10) and "to give His life as ransom for many." (Mark 10:45) In the midst of family, friends, egg hunts, chocolate overdoses, and Easter weekend busyness, we encourage you to not forget that He came for us so that we might know Him.
We also love the connection of what His death and resurrection means to us as His children. "God decided in advance to ADOPT us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure." (Ephesians 1:5) What an amazing thought that the truth and reality of Easter provides us the opportunity to be His children if we choose to commit our lives in faith to Him.
Since we received our referrals for Jeremiah and Katie back in the first week of January, we have known some of their story before coming to GSF. Actually we found this by blog stalking, which we know some of you may enjoy doing too. :) One of the missionary kids at GSF had pictures on her blog of our children, and here they are:
Then, we discovered as we continued our blog stalking that there were actually two posts related to our children from a nurse from the UK who was serving at GSF. We know there's more to the story and that our Katie has her name from nurse Katie. Though we have not met her yet, we hope to one day, and in the meantime, we are so grateful for you being a part of rescuing our children back in November 2011 and bringing them back to health at GSF.
Do note that Katie's blog posts may be too graphic for some, but these contain such a amazing story of what God did to rescue and literally save our two children from the brink of abuse and even death. It is so appropriate that our daughter's name is Katie Miracle.
- http://katieinuganda-blog.blogspot.com/2011/11/be-prepared-part-2.html (dated November 17, 2011)
- http://katieinuganda-blog.blogspot.com/2011/12/new-children.html (dated November 29, 2011)
Blessings to everyone on this glorious Easter weekend. Be sure to check out our blog posting from a couple days ago that provided updates on the last few weeks and also included some updated prayer requests for our family.
Thanks for reading this and take care!
Joey, Sarah, Zoe, Micah, Caleb, Jeremiah, and Katie