Tears of Joy – God Delivered the Victory

For quite a long time our family has been praying and following an 
important homeschooling case.
A German family had sought asylum in the United States because of the persecution they had faced in their homeland.  The question was – Would the US allow this family to stay in the US based on the persecution of their government?  
This family had fled to the US in 2008 and their case had moved slowly along in the courts where it was eventually heard before the Sixth Circuit.
The Sixth Circuit eventually ruled that the Romeikes could not stay in the United States.  Everyone watching the case was stunned. However Home School Legal Defense Association then sought 100,000 signatures on a petition making it necessary for the White House to respond.  
Through the overwhelming 100,000 signature petition the case eventually ended up before the Supreme Court, asking the judges to review the case in an effort to see if they would hear it and praying that they might set a precedence for those seeking safety from the tyranny of foreign governments. 
Many, many, many have been fasting and praying for this sweet family.

And here’s what a snippet of what was reported 
on HSLDA’s site today: 
Read it in full here. 

Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued a denial of the Romeike family’s petition for certiorari, sparking an immediate and unprecedented reaction. 

Fox News told HSLDA that they recorded 1 million page views of the Romeikes’ story in 24 hours—an all-time high. 

Although many were not surprised by the Supreme Court’s decision, it seemed that this was the last hope for the family to avoid being sent back to Germany where they would undoubtedly be persecuted for homeschooling their children.
Today, a Supervisor with the Department of Homeland Security called a member of our legal team to inform us that the Romeike family has been granted “indefinite deferred status”.
This means that the Romeikes can stay in the United States permanently (unless they are convicted of a crime, etc.)
This is an incredible victory that can only be credited to our Almighty God.

 We believe that the public outcry made this possible while God delivered the victory.

This is an amazing turnaround in 24 hours. Praise the Lord. 
Proverbs 21: 1 “The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord, He guides it wherever He pleases.” 
When the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, the HSLDA said the “last judicial hope for the family” had been exhausted. 
The 24-hour turnaround by the U.S. legal system was highly unexpected.
Did you catch that sweet friends?  
Yesterday the Romeikes were told they couldn’t stay. 
All hope appeared to be gone. 
Nothing was expected to change.
BUT Almighty GOD was working the nightshift…
Even when every single person said it was over…
our powerful God was saying, 
Whether a rooster needing to stay in it’s home or an enormous situation going on with a family fleeing the tyranny of their government – God is working on behalf of those whose hearts are set on obeying Him.  
When I read the news this afternoon tears spilled from my eyes.  The kids thought something was wrong.  I could hardly see to read aloud the words from HSLDA…faithful, faithful, faithful God.
Yesterday the Romeikes were told they couldn’t stay.
{less than 24 hours later}
to the shock of all involved, 
God said otherwise. 
Rejoice with me.  

9 thoughts on “Tears of Joy – God Delivered the Victory

  1. We were just as stunned yesterday to read the news that the Romeicke family had to return to Germany. I was so heartbroken for them. Praise be to God for granting the victory even though it appeared to be hopeless!

  2. Oh yes this is fantastic….I have prayed for this family also.
    My grandpa came here from Germany in 1923 after the first
    WW and worked a yr to book passage for my grandma and
    dad and aunt to come to a free land….THANK YOU JESUS!!!
    And this family's story is near and dear to my heart….To God
    be the Glory…..
    Love from NC

  3. Praise our God for His amazing, awesome, awe-inspiring grace, goodness, power, & faithfulness! HE ALONE is worthy to be praised! It is such a blessing to see this undeniable evidence of how He answers the prayers and blesses the obedience of His people, even against all odds. He is truly supreme, unlike our federal court that is called by that name! SO HAPPY for the Romeikes!

  4. We too, have been following this case. When I read about the Supreme Court refusal to hear their case, I was heartbroken, and continued to cry out to the LORD with tears. The following day, when we read about the 180-miracle, we cried out again (again in tears, but with tears of JOY!!) YES God answers prayer. YES God does as He pleases. Love Him!

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