Monday, November 16, 2009

Image of the Invisible

It is a treat every morning to listen to 95.3
(a partnership of praise fm & north central university) on my way to work each day. The Focus on the Family broadcast begins at 11:00. That is when I'm on my way... most days :)

I always feel inspired and gain new insight when the program is over. There are topics about family, marriage, parenting, orphans, adoption, abortion, apologetics... you name it. Every thing is talked about. Focus on the family does just that... they have a focus. It is a God-centered focus and helps to spur on thoughts about these tough subjects. How would I respond? How do I feel about this or that?

Today Kay Warren was speaking. She is the wife of Rick Warren. Rick is a well known pastor and wrote the book, A Purpose Driven Life. She was talking about adoption and orphans and how her life changed 6 years ago. She is not the same woman she used to be, because God shifted her values and focus. She shared this verse from Colossians 1:15, "He is the image of the invisible God". This verse is talking about Jesus. He left heaven, because he was disturbed. He left the glorious, beautiful, magnificent comfort to come to earth and live as a man. This has always boggled my mind, but today it really got me thinking. WE are created in Christ's image, so that is our job. We are to be the IMAGE of the invisible God. This is a tangible way to be Jesus.

She was specifically talking about adoption and orphans. We are called in scripture 47 times to take care of the orphans & widows. Wow! I think this is of some major importance. I am not sure where exactly my Life as a Wife fits into this currently... but what I do know is that... God is calling us to be a part in someway! Maybe it is just praying for now. Maybe donating? Maybe action? Maybe adopting? Someday. Maybe. The image of the invisible.

What I do know is that part of my heart is in Uganda, Africa...
with these precious babies!

**stay tuned for more about by trip to Uganda, Africa in June 2008**

1 comment:

Sherrill said...

oh Ria ...thank you for your words !