There is no doubt that many are terrified of needs like Hydrocephalus, Cerebral Palsy, Quadriplegia, Epilepsy, Spina Bifida, rare chromosomal anomalies and a host of other things.
And I readily admit that 30 years ago some of those things would have completely freaked me out. But as we grow into a deeper understanding of God’s gracious, inexplicable love, over time, has a way of working on our ‘fraidy-cat hearts’. And suddenly, when we see a precious face our fears melt and the race is on!! We then can’t get to our waiting treasures fast enough!!
Obviously with so many ‘involved’ needs, the future can be uncertain. And yet, God in His beautiful ways works behind the scenes in out-of-the-box extraordinary ways!!
Ruby’s life is a testimony to that!!
Who would have guessed as she lay abused, starving and dying in the hot african sun that one day her spectacularly beautiful, now joyful face would pose as a model for United Cerebral Palsy gracing the change containers at Circle K’s all over the valley of Central Arizona? Who would have guessed? Only our extraordinary God!!
A few months back I received a phone call from Phoenix Children’s asking if I would be willing to come to a Hydrocephalus Symposium to share about Ruby while sitting on a panel. I jumped at the chance and said ‘yes’ immediately!!! What an honor and what a joy to share what God has done in our sweet chica’s life!Dr. Shafron texted me later that same night to tell me ‘thank you’ for saying I would come and share her story. He adores our girl!! Rumor on the streets is that she just might be his fav!
Dr. Shafron was the main speaker and had asked if it was okay to share one of Ruby’s MRI pictures. Looking at that picture as he spoke caused me to well with tears. It is truly miraculous what God has done in her life!! If you are familiar with MRI slides at all, you will know that Ruby’s life is nothing short of a true God-sized miracle! What an opportunity I had to share about Ruby!! I was able to tell just how powerful our healing God is and how He used the skilled hands of Dr. Shafron to work in a life-changing way for Ruby. I didn’t hold back anything!! I showed the “before” picture poster and a gorgeous healed Ruby. The crowd was so moved!! Oh how God loves the orphan!
Friends, when we say “yes” God shows His powerful love, healing and miracles in crazy ways!! Even to crowds of unsuspecting folks!!
He loves the orphan more than we can ever begin to imagine and He longs for every broken-bodied little one to be in a forever family where they are loved, cherished, protected and nurtured.
Don’t be afraid of the Rubys, the Vernons, the Birdies, the Jubilees out there.
We only have one life to live. Give yours away!! You will never, ever, ever regret it!!