Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sigh. News: Some Good and Some Not So Good

Here is the news that delights me, check out this just released Third Day video!

Do you see them? Yup, that is the Schick and the Wulf family!
Amen!

I feel famous by association! :) In all seriousness, praise God for media like this getting out.

Now for the not so good news, I have been debating posting about this for a little over a week now. As speculations and rumors have been flying, I didn't want to raise any concern for someone who possibly wasn't concerned.

Ethiopian adoption has been significantly changing in the last year and the proposed change that will take effect tomorrow is the biggest blow yet. It would effectually reduce Ethiopian adoption by 90%. Now, that is a big hairy deal. You can read any number of blogs in my side bar blog list to learn specifically what I am talking about or read here: http://adoption.state.gov/news/ethiopia_alert.html.

Please be prayerful. This news, while it is rooted in protecting children and families, is also devastating to many. We are so early into the process, not even on a waiting list so our hearts hurt more for those who have been waiting and waiting some more. And for the orphans of Ethiopia.  There are 5 million in Ethiopia alone and adoption obviously isn't the final answer! We all need to be engaged with orphans globally.

While studying Isaiah this year, the thing that has stood out to me more than everything is the SOVEREIGNTY of God.

I will fall there.

5 comments:

Wells L said...

I hadn't heard about the adoption situation, but my heart aches for all those in the process. There is a local woman and her husband who have been knee deep in the Ethiopian adoption process - I can't imagine the pain she must feel. I will put all families and children in my prayers - you included!

Pam said...

I saw that video today too, very awesome! Very sad about ethiopian adoptions... adoption is a battleground... fight in prayer sister...

Nichole said...

i just caught wind of the music video earlier today -so cool to see someone we know in it!
Prayerful for the Ethiopian situation,
Nichole

Q said...

Amen, Amy! He is sovereign. We need not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day. He is faithful, just, and cares so much for us, those adopting families, and those precious babies waiting out there for loving homes. The world wants us to think it is desperate, but nothing is desperate with God. "Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you." Jeremiah 32:17 - Suzy

kj said...

Third Day is playing this weekend in GR - wish I had gotten tickets! I have been praying about the situation in Ethiopia too.
Karen