This morning, many individuals are thanking a family who gave their little one’s heart in the depth of grief to a little girl, Rini, recently adopted by a family with a heart for orphans who have medical needs. They fell in love with Rini, knowing her heart was sick, praying for her life, pursuing the medical community for help. While one family continued the battle for life, another family said good-bye to their little one, choosing to give the beloved little heart to save another child.
So. Sweet little Rini has a new heart beating in her this morning.
I’m grateful for the two families, who’ve clearly made a difference in the world by giving life to a child, connecting in a holy place, formed through the collision of sorrow and joy.
It’s what the Psalm writer described in Psalm 30 and paints a picture in words:
You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,
that I might sing praises to you and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever (Psalm 30:11-12, NLT)!
When there does not seem to be words for one’s sorrow and the other’s joy, when one is walking in the darkest valley and the other has reached the highest peak, when one is bent over with grief and the other is dancing in celebration, remember God is present in the most difficult times as well as the greatest of moments. And. Thank God.
Today—I’m thanking God for the heart of two families. While they do not know each other, their combined efforts saved a child’s life today.
(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2013 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)