I recently entered the MLK Photo Contest in our small town. They're having a reception at the Arts Society tonight and I plan on being there. I doubt I'll place, but it was a fun experience to enter.
The theme of the contest is "Love." When I first heard about it, I had a few ideas, but only one really stuck and it was of a little girl in our church.
Last January, this little girl and her sister were adopted by a family and had just received their new birth certificates in the mail the day their adoptive mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Just a few months later that sweet mother and my friend went home to Jesus.
The lives of these little girls took different paths and God opened a door for new homes for them. T's little sister went to another family in the church who was related to their adoptive mother. This particular family also had previously adopted the girl's little brother. T's new family, who is also in our church and some of our dearest friends, just signed her adoption papers last week, just a couple of hours before this picture was taken. She was so excited that night. And I was excited for her!
In just a few short weeks she will officially belong to this new family who can not imagine their lives without her. The way the Lord orchestrated the events of these little girls is just amazing.
I know that the Lord does all things well and He does all things in His time. Pray for these families as they raise these wonderful little children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
The link below is a link to the photo I entered of T. I titled it "Forever Yours."
MLK Photo Contest.