October 17, 2012

radical generosity

I almost entitled this post 'the local adoption giving bandit', or 'the mystery envelope', but this encompasses what I wanted to share...a recent story, and the faithful God who is providing every day with supportive friends and family who are doing the work of Christ by interceeding and encouraging us. Now onto the recent good news... On Sunday afternoon I was checking my facebook when I saw a picture of a simple envelope with a blue post it note on a local fellow adoptive families page. The note said, "to help bring *your daughter* home", and inside was an amount of money that floored them! I got giddy with excitement for my friends :) They are earlier on in their process than we are, just finishing their paperwork, and settling in to wait as long as it takes, but money has been a stress for them in this stage. So what a blessing when they knew their adoption wouldn't be held up because of finances! Well, I went to check our mail on monday afternoon and lo and behold there was a very familiar looking envelope with a blue post it note stuck to it reading, "To help bring Marlee Joy home"!! To say I was shocked is an understatement! I quickly peeked inside, saw a flash of green, and quickly shut it back with a squeal of delight! I rushed inside and went through so many emotions for the next hour that I finally decided I had to shut it down and take a nap :) (excitement proved to be predominant and that didn't happen!) I texted Michael and he was stunned too. We shared the news with our small group and family that night-they were full of Joy! But God showed me something as I was looking at the faces of those I have sweet community with...I'm constantly surrounded by 'radical generosity'. now, none of my small groupers and immediate family (that I know of) gave us that amount, but they give us love, encouragement, their money, and especially important prayer all the time! Many of the girls I shared this story with monday were wearing jewelry that they had bought from my last fundraiser! I'm not saying I'm not thankful for this big amount-I AM! and God used a servant to bless us so that we are funded for our next big payment, and money will not be a thing preventing us from a referral (matching us with our daughter). But I don't want to say this gift was MORE important/special than all of the others have been, just because it was more money. As I look back on all of the ways God has provided for us financially in this adoption, I think every gift was unique because each giver was unique and that made each one so special in it's own way! From my very first check from a sweet lady that I don't know in Virginia for $25 that taught me God is going to use whoever He wants, to our local church coming together to secretly raise money for us by supporting an orphanage in Mexico at the same time and showing me the way the body of Christ should operate. God's got this, and always has. Philippians 4:19 "And my God will supply ALL your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." And when He does verse 20 should be our response, "Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever"!


  1. Love this. So floored by our God's amazing grace showing itself in our lives! Praising Him with you!

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this, Megan! Praise God for how He always provides!!!