Each morning, teams at World Vision meet for 15-30 minutes for devotions. This is a time of small-group reflection/prayer/praise with co-workers before the start of the busy day. Yesterday was the first time I led a devotion since my maternity leave back in January of 2007. Since we are mostly through the nasty cold and flu season and have no upcoming surgeries, I felt comfortable bringing Luke into the office for the first time since he was born. To say this was a blessing and a celebration is an understatement! I was overwhelmed with emotion as I looked around the room at these faithful friends who had supported Rog and me through prayer. Prayers said on behalf of a little boy they had never even met. It reminded me of the great work World Vision does, helping the poor, the hungry, the oppressed — whom we may never meet — half a world away.
Luke is such an example of God's faithfulness, His trustworthiness, and His love for us. May his story of his heart always lead people to God through Christ.