Thursday, July 29, 2010

Isaiah, Our Good, His Glory

Isaiah, a spokesman for God had an overwhelming job to do! What a period of history to proclaim the precepts of our Lord! But he did! Over and over he preached to kings and people that would not do what was right in the sight of God! Instead they worshipped idols and planned wars of greed to acquire more and more territories! Why did Isaiah keep on keeping on? Why preserve under these terrible circumstances? Good question! I believe he knew that, “From moon to new moon and from Sabbath to Sabbath all flesh shall come to worship before me, declares the Lord!” (Isaiah 66:23) Are we as determined as this major prophet to honor the declarations of God Almighty?

Now we know that God is sovereign and He reigns over all, but is our main purpose in life to share this gospel with every people group on the planet? “But the Lord will arise upon you and His glory will be seen upon you. And nations shall come to you light.” (Isaiah 60:2-3) In my lifetime I am ever so thankful that our Heavenly Father has allowed me to see adults and children glorifying God in the lives they live here on our Creator’s Earth! I love the name of our ministry, Lifeline! What a joy to see parents living out this name! Life is God’s breath in us and with a direct Line to the throne of grace! Thus Lifeline! One of my favorite moments of knowing God was in seeing a glimpse of Jesus in the face of an orphan in Eatern Europe. My heart soared and the confirmation of His power and love is hard to describe as I realized from this experience what Lifeline really means! The words of the prophet Isaiah speak loud and clear, “You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off. Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:9-10) Certainly God has chosen Lifeline!

Thank you, Lifeline servants for adopting and giving foster care to the farthest corners of the earth. Never be dismayed for God will be with you and strengthen you each step of the adoption journey! I love the picture of our Savior and Lord holding us with His righteous right hand! What security and protection! Your faithfulness is like Isaiah’s when he said, “Here am I, send me.” Each day at Lifeline another call comes in that says. “Here am I send me. Help me to go!” Only through this willingness to adopt will children come to know the love and saving mercy of the cross and the parents who value eternity!

All praise and glory to our Lord for His great love and the saving of a remnant of people and for Isaiah as he preached to this generation and to us as we read the Word! “The grass withers, and the flowers fade, but the word of the Lord stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:8) Because of this prophet, we are better, we are good! Bringing God glory is our reason for being a Lifeline to precious children!

Donna Houston
Adoption Specialist

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