of Two hearts… {a call to prayer}

Ever heard the phrase “I’m of two minds” ? Well, this week I’ve found it hard to post because I am of two hearts… Both a grieving sorrow & a jubilant joy are indwelling my spirit these days. It is such a mixture of emotion, filling my mind with prayers that somehow don’t really seem to conflict at all, but are still so opposite in nature that I simply can not wrap my understanding around it. God’s ways truly are so much higher than ours…

I’m in such a quandary as to what to say. Please forgive my quiet blog this week. I’m not sure when I will have my head returned to me. Or maybe I won’t. Some things do really change us & we never are the same again. I just wouldn’t have guessed it could be done by two events in the lives of two other families, living in two other countries… having absolutely nothing in common, except that both stories involve someone’s treasured son & I know someone in both families. In my confusion of heart & mind, all I have left to say is… will you please pray with me for both these families of these precious, beloved sons???

First the Joyful Heart: Mark & I are blessed to consider the Mickschl our family! We have shared on this blog about Mark & Hansina’s multiple adoption journeys. Their most recent leap of faith has been nothing short of a miracle story written by God & played out before our very eyes. On Monday, they left the orphanage with their newest son Andrew Mark Mickschl, a 16 year old young man from Ukraine. He and his dad Mark are hoping to get a flight home to the US this coming Saturday. It fills us with such grateful peace to know that Andrew is safe now & will learn to know the love of family, Jesus & a place to call home. Indescribably Joy flows through me when I consider the new beginning God has given to Andrew… & the new-found completeness He has brought to our friends lives with bringing their son home! It overwhelms me, the Father’s goodness & grace, bringing Andrew from the brink of evil & child-trafficking – into a loving & Spirit Filled family… forever! – You can follow their amazing God directed journey home from Ukraine right here: To Love Another

Second the Heart of Grief: Another family we know, Clint & Alina Snuggs, are walking through the Valley of the Shadow of Death with their dear cousin Amanda this week. Amanda’ s 4 year old son Caleb was in a horrible car accident on June 24th. After spending a week in the PICU, there was nothing more the Dr’s could do. Sweet little Caleb went to be with Jesus… Today, Amanda made the amazingly brave choice to give the gift of life to someone else’s baby. Caleb’s life was made even more meaningful because his mom was able to donate his organs… My heart just breaks for Amanda. I cannot explain the heaviness I have felt this week as I have prayed with my friends, crying out to Jesus for Caleb’s life to be spared & now for Amanda’s heart to heal. It overtakes my soul, with three beloved sons of my own, I cannot imagine her pain. And yet I KNOW our Father can & will heal her heart & bring her to a place of peace… I KNOW this to be true & this is my prayer for Amanda…

Will your family join ours in praying for these families? Let them know with your comments here.

Please share so that others will pray with you!


2 comments on “of Two hearts… {a call to prayer}

    • Indeed. So grateful that our Father is never taken by surprise & has already prepared the path ahead for us, even while we were unaware…

      Happy 4th to you sister – & ((Hugs)) back.

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