We got to talk to Anastasija this weekend. On Saturday morning I called her foster mom:
Me: "Sveiki! Tas ir Jocelyn...Anastasija America mommy."
Her foster mom: "Anastasija? Ya? Skype? Ya? Skype, skype." -click-
A few minutes later, we got a skype call from Anastasija. She looks well- I think she is growing. She asked us to please come for her soon- so please pray for speedy processes. Joe and I have a lot of paperwork and documents to fill out and obtain. So, pray for speed, Godspeed!
And here is part of my scripture reading for today:
The Heavenly Hope
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises (Christ), but
having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed
that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For those who say such
things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. 15 And truly if they had
called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had
opportunity to return. 16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly
country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has
prepared a city for them.
I love the verse "for those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland." I want my life to declare plainly that this world is not my home. I am just a stanger, a pilgrim. I do not store up treasures here- but in that land that is further up, further in.