Monday, November 30, 2009

Making strangers brothers


He was born in an African village some 60 miles from the nearest town.


His floors were dirt and the sun was for power.



His water, unclean.



Only the strong survived and he was amongst them.



His heart was a mess and his life hung in his mothers arms.



He was destined to live his life somewhere else.



To leave his only sister, to fight the fight of survival.




His life lived out across an ocean some thousands of miles away.



I was destined to be his mom. Our lives intertwined like the branches



of a grape vine.


His little life so fragile and so dependent on me who came



all the way across the world to retrieve him and bring him to a little plot of land


in the middle of the country. A country farm for him to run and play and grow


and be loved.

To live.



Not all the same skin but it matters little now as his branches


mingle with ours.



Just a vine praying to bear fruit.


Allowing the Lord to so tangle our hearts that

you can't tell us apart.


Learning to love one another as brothers and mothers,


sons and fathers.

Choosing love


Choosing to dig a well instead of filling one in.



Choosing to put myself and our family on the front lines



and finding ourselves overcome with love.



Celebrating the week the Lord brought Joseph Turner

to America.

Celebrating that He used us.



3 comments:

Beautiful Mess said...

Celebrating and rejoicing in God's love for you and your family!

Bria said...

I'm crying! So sweet Mrs.Robin! JoJo is such a sweet blessing.

RACHEL said...

"Celebrating that He used us" -- I love that! I hope I also can be used!!!

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