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Today is a day for celebration on two counts: The Haitian orphans are safe and sound in the care of people who love them.   Our dream of celebrating the kind of people who fight in obscurity for orphans will be realized at Epoch in downtown Atlanta tonight.   Both of these …
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes
Today is a day for celebration on two counts:
The Haitian orphans are safe and sound in the care of people who love them.
 
Our dream of celebrating the kind of people who fight in obscurity for orphans will be realized at Epoch in downtown Atlanta tonight.
 
Both of these seemed like impossible dreams for months, but today they are dreams come true. Here’s what our people on the ground in Haiti reported this morning:
“Today they were able to see the girls 2 times.  The girls are doing GREAT and seemed much happier today.  When they got there some of the girls were playing jump rope and having fun at their new house.  What beautiful music that is to our hearts!!” 
We live in a cynical age, an age of frustration and declining expectations. We voted for hope and change and got the Great Recession. We are a disappointed generation and have serious questions about dreams.
 
But those of us who believe in an all-powerful God who not only makes dreams, but makes them to come true must be counter-cultural.  Ezekiel frames the response we’re to have to a season of broken dreams:

“What is this proverb you have: ‘The days go by and every vision comes to nothing’? 

Say to them: ‘I am going to put an end to this proverb and they will no longer quote it in Israel.’

Say to them: ‘The days are near when every vision will be fulfilled.'” 
(Ezekiel 12:22-25)
The report from Haiti is a dream come true. God wants to delight us by fulfilling the visions and dreams that we’ve given up on. What dreams do you have that seem impossible? Could it be that God wants to make your dream happen and just needs you to believe in it as he does?

Comments (9)

  • So beautiful to hear… my heart’s rejoicing!! I can’t wait to witness captives become free with my own eyes.

  • I thank God for the answered prayers for the children in Haiti and continue to pray that each one would be adopted into their forever homes.

    I have a dream for a home in Nsoko for the double orphans, and for the young girls who find themselves pregnant, through no fault of their own, my heart is burdened and I cannot get one girl in particular out of my mind, Abigail.

    Raped by her uncle, at 14, kicked out of her home, pregnant with no place to go. She found shelter in a home with a gogo and some other children for a short time. Fast forward two years, her baby is in an orphanage, because of lack of care, and I have heard Abigail is not in a good situation.

    I only know of the double orphans at Mahangeni, ten children with no parents or family to care for them. I believe God wants these children to be in a family and cared for.

    I am believing God for what seems to be impossible for me, but with God all things are possible.

  • Thanks Seth. I really appreciated this good encouragement. I also like the realities included in Hebrews 11:13. Love always friend….

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I'm motivated to join God in his global reclamation project. He's on the move, setting his sons and daughters free from their places of captivity. And he's partnering with those of us who have been freed to go and free others.



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