friends in our lives who get down on their knees
lift us up before the King of Kings!
We all need sheltering trees" -Newsong
"They shall be oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor" Is. 61:3
Kirstin made me lactation cookies and cleaned my room, mom Yoder put out the herbs for mother's milk tea, Julia gave me basil oil and fenugreek, Pat gave me chocolate, several ladies at church gave me their experience about bringing in milk supply, and I get texts every day asking me how my milk is coming in.
|Dad Yoder has read countless books to the older girls.
|A gift box from a family we've never met but who know Zach's brother.
|Hot chocolate from our gift box!
|Bridgit, soon to join us in Nigeria, came to visit!
These people are our sheltering trees, the "oaks" that have displayed the Lord's splendor to us. One night in tears I said to Mom Yoder, "Why is everyone so kind! I understand when we've come back from Nigeria after serving for a couple of years, but I'm not even doing anything and they are showing such love!" Then I got a prick in my spirit and a thought in my mind, "That's what my grace looks like, Christy, you don't have to do anything. That's what I've been trying to teach you." What a beautiful God that loves us in our weakness, and doesn't demand we please him before he blesses us. We're overflowing, feeling so full at a time when we "should" feel empty.
That's God's economy of grace.
|Sweet girls looking forward to meeting their little sisters! Pray for them as they are in Michigan with daddy for a couple of weeks.
|I get to spend about 14 hours a day sitting by these sweeties cribs, on call if they want to nurse or need a change!