Hey, SHINE friends! Gosh, I have I have missed all of you! Life has been a whirlwind...as usual.
I just have to share something with you on this rainy, bleak Monday!
My dear friend, Erin Davis, just adopted a precious baby boy, Ryan. I have been honored to be able to witness this entire process. From the moment God laid fostering and adoption on her heart [before God laid it on her husband's heart!], up until the day he was adopted, April 6th, 2018.
Erin's story is one of faith, patience, obedience, mercy, and GREAT love.
I will give you a small back story before posting her video....
Erin's mother died on April 7th, 2011. This grief brought Erin to the feet of Jesus, where she gave her life to Him.
Soon after, He stirred her heart to foster children. She decided not to tell her husband of the stirring because they already had two children. The youngest being one years old.
Of course, just like God, He eventually stirred her husband's heart.
Chad and Erin began the long journey of fostering. Never really knowing it would lead to this day...April 6th 2018.....Seven years almost to the day of Erin's mother passing into Heaven.
Erin's story is one of beauty from ashes. A story full of HOPE.
I want to post it not just to shine the light on Erin and her family, but to shine the light on God's faithfulness and goodness. To encourage those of you in times of deep grief, sorrow, or valleys...to hold onto Jesus. He will bring something good from your sorrow.
He will turn those ashes into stunning beauty.
To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3
Please take a minute to listen to Erin and Chad's story. It is not very long and it will bless you abundantly!
Click here for the story...