Welcome to our very first blog post!!! This is so exciting and extremely terrifying for me! God has been nudging me to start this blog since early on in our adoption decision and I have been a bit nervous to begin. We serve an incredible God who has already done so many incredible things for this adoption journey and I know it is His heart for us to share His work in our lives – for His glory and to encourage others to begin their own adoption journey.
I want to explain our site name – Branches and Arrows. God has stricken my heart with His truth in John 15:5, “I am the Vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” First and foremost, we are on a journey into the very heart of God. This blog is going to share the ways God is moving in our lives and hearts as we pursue this adoption. It is amazing how He is already revealing deep truths to our family through serving orphans.
The main topic for this blog is our adoption journey. We are not only rescuing orphans, but we are adding arrows to our quiver. Psalm 127:3-5, “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.” God has created six arrows through us, and He has created six arrows for us – each one a precious gift to our family.
We are the branches, desperately pursing the heart of Christ. Our children are arrows, a blessing and a gift from the Father above. We are so honored that you would follow our journey by reading this blog. We hope to provide encouragement, wisdom, hope and laughter for our readers in the months and years ahead. Rescued people rescue – for His glory, this is our story.