God is Helping Us Open a Children’s Home
Day after day, I came to work and saw this plant.
Each morning when I saw it, I thought, “I need to pull this ‘weed’ out and get rid of it.” Every time I went inside and outside the office door, I would think again, “Man, I need to pull that ‘weed’ out.”
But then, one day I came to work and this is what I saw.
Immediately, I thought to myself, “I am so glad I didn’t pull that out. I thought it was a weed when, in fact, it was a flower that was almost ready to bloom.” It was such a beautiful site.
I often wonder if some of the work we are doing to prepare for the opening of our children’s home for victims of child trafficking here in Los Angeles really matters. I wonder if these efforts are really productive or if they are just “weeds” that should be pulled out and thrown away.
When I saw this beautiful little flower, I became suddenly aware of God at work and His ways of working behind the scenes. I was reminded of His Word that establishes Him as our Creator, “the Creator of the ends of the earth” (Is. 40:28); “the Lord, who made heaven and earth” (Ps. 121:1-2); “the Lord, the God of all flesh” (Jer. 32:27).
I wonder how often I/we fail to notice God at work. God, the Creator, is working things out whether or not we recognize His hand. His Word calls us to walk by faith, not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7), and His Word even tells us to look not at the seen, but the unseen (2 Cor. 4:18).
God is at work on our behalf and on behalf of the children being rescued here in Los Angeles. He is FAITHFUL! He is bringing life and He will cause many wounded hearts to bloom and to thrive.
If you would like to learn more about our plans to open a home for children rescued from human trafficking in Los Angeles, contact Vickie at 661-255-7963 or email her.