Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Jesus and The Evil One

Yesterday, I feel sure I looked into the eyes of both. I visited a local market with the Director early in the morning. As she bartered for the best price on carrots and potatoes, I took in the sights and sounds. I am quite used to being stared at here. Some just glance my way as they pass; some smile and nod; some make comments about the foreigner to their friends; and some glare. But this stare was different…I felt it before I looked up. As I turned my head to the right our eyes met. He was an older man ,about two booths away, dressed in full Muslim garb and he was certainly glaring at me. I casually looked away and than back….he had not moved. So I did the slight smile and nod and looked away and than back….I don’t think he had even blinked. I knew at that moment that it had nothing to do with him being Muslim or me being white…what was alive in him was staring at what was alive in me….I turned to him once more and locked eyes with evil. Knowing I already had the victory with Jesus, I looked at him briefly and asked God to shine light into his darkness…and than we walked away. He continued to stare…frozen in the moment…my heart breaks for his bondage and the darkness that surrounds him. We returned home to find 3 new faces. There they were…an 11 year old girl and her 7 and 8 year old brothers…they were being dropped off by their elderly grandfather. They lost one parent to AIDS and another in a car accident. The grandfather is extremely poor…which is quite evident when you look at the children…but he wants something better for them…and he has heard the children who come here may get new homes in America. These three were dirty…their little feet were worn well beyond their years…and their ragged clothes couldn’t hide the frail bodies underneath. But what truly caught my attention were their big, beautiful, empty eyes….eyes that had seen too much…eyes that mirrored tired, weary souls. Their fear was evident. I sat in the Director’s office as she typed up paperwork…they sat just outside…remaining close to their grandfather. A short while later, he was gone, and they were alone….I looked over at them…at the beautiful faces of children who had just been left with strangers at an orphanage….left by their only living relative…and than it happened…our eyes met. As a wave of sadness came over me…my heart trying to make sense of what just happened…I realized their eyes weren’t empty. I saw a glimpse of Jesus…for He is with the little ones. He “IS” the abandoned, the alone, the dirty, the hungry, the tired, the imprisoned and the orphan. I know God has a marvelous plan for these three. I prayed last night for their forever family….do they know their children are one step closer to being with them…do they even know yet that God will call them to adopt “three”…..do they even know they are being called? They will….and I pray it happens quickly. I look forward to watching Jesus restore life into their eyes…

6 comments:

Kelsey Sunshine Fenn said...

Kelly...Pearce and I would love to adopt our baby from Ethiopia...

I'm so proud of you two.

The Fab 4 said...

I knew a post like this would come soon enough. I'm a big mess sitting at my comfy office desk with and endless supply of food while my children and safe within just one mile of me. My heart is broken for these 3. Someone please answer the call... FAST!

The Munck Family said...

I sit, I cry, I'm speachless!!!!

God forgive us for not being thankful enough!

These "3" will go into our prayer bok and be lifted by our family daily during devotions!!!

I love you my friend and the heart the Lord has given you!!!

Give Kenli a Munck (((HUG)))!!!

The Fab 4 said...

Kells,
Okay, so keep this up and I will have to put your blog on my "I can't bare to read that blog" list. For some reason I can't just read these stories and continue with a normal day. As Christians we HAVE to respond. It should be part of nature. We can't just do nothing. Okay- I know you don't need a sermon.

Thanks for responding to the call.

Jake

Mrs. Tara said...

Kelly
My heart hurts for these 3 children - for all the children. I am praying God will send their family soon. I am also praying for you and Kenli. I love you. Thank you for being obedient to God's call no matter the sacrifice or cost.

Caribbean Cindy said...

You wrote so beautifully here! That is the war - between Jesus and the evil one. Jesus will always win but our enemy stirs up so much trouble. So happy those 3 little ones had a place to come to even though it was scary and hard to say goodbye to their only relative! God is using you in such a BIG way. I'm praying for you!!