Sunday, March 20, 2011

Kirill

This is Kirill.


This is for whom we pray.

A frail little boy who has been deemed unworthy of a family.


A little boy lost.


Yet found.


He has parents. 

Not the ones who birthed him but the ones who were hand-picked by God Himself.

He has a Mommy and a Daddy who have crossed the ocean twice.  A Mommy and a Daddy who have prayed and fasted and prayed some more so he could come home and be part of their family.

He is loved.

He is forever and forever loved.

But he is not with them.

He sits frail and weak and lost in an orphanage because a judge said no.

And his Mommy and Daddy - their hearts are broken and bleeding.

They had to leave him behind.

But he is not abandoned and he is not truly alone.

He is right now under the watchful and loving eye of the Creator of the Universe.

Not forgotten.  Not abandoned.

It was GOD who called the Davis family to cross that ocean TWICE to get that little boy.

And they are being called again to finish the work that He started.

They are going to appeal.

Though bruised, battered and beaten, they are going to stand again and fight.

For their son.  The one who God stamped on their hearts.

Kirill.



A little boy who desperately needs his Mommy.

He needs to come home.

So get your knee pads on church because we are being called to action.

Right now the facilitators, who had their breath knocked out of them on Thursday when they heard the verdict, are frantically gathering papers together to file an appeal to the Supreme Court in that country.  They have until Wednesday to get those papers filed.

The Supreme Court will decide within 10 days of the filing whether to send the case back to court again. 

If the Supreme Court agrees, then Tesney and Greg Davis will stand again before the same judge and the same prosecutor (both who said NO) and again will plead to become Kirill's parents.

Sounds grim?  Sounds futile?  Hopeless?

Not for God.

If He wasn't in the picture then yes, standing back before the same judge and prosecutor seems like a recipe for disaster.

But He IS in the picture and He IS working and moving and hearts are already being changed.

The fact that thousands and thousands and thousands of people around the world are now watching and wondering and waiting to see what will happen with one little boy with Down Syndrome is enough to make you catch your breath.

God works that way.

Taking what is deemed of little worth by the world's standards and using it for His glory and for His purpose.

Using one little boy to call the church to wake up.

To call us to action to stand for these little ones who are beyond helpless.  Disabled treasures who are so desperately needy.  To cry out and be their voice.  To let the world know about their plight.  To rescue them before they waste and wither away in their cribs.  To proclaim to the world that they are of great worth and value to the Creator of the Universe.

Right now - we pray.  We pray for the Davis family as they prepare again to battle for their son.  We pray God's peace, healing and rest upon their spirits.  We pray for wisdom for their facilitation team as they work tirelessly to appeal the ruling.  We pray for the lawyer who has been hired, that he will present their case in such a way that the Supreme Court will be compelled to grant Kirill a right to a family.  We pray for the prosecutor and the judge.  We pray that God would do a heart change in them and that they would have no choice but to agree to this adoption.  Please pray.  Pray for Kirll that God would sustain him during this time.  Pray church. 

  Pray too for the Moreno's who are THERE NOW getting ready to visit Baby J for the first time.  Pray for the Hook's who are LEAVING SOON.  They are facing the SAME JUDGE AND PROSECUTOR in just a few weeks time.  To say they are terrified would be putting it mildly.  Cover these families with your prayers.

And finally - Pray also for Carrington.  I posted about her yesterday.  She is barely hanging on by a thread at this point.  Her body is unable to accept any nutrients despite an NG tube.  PLEASE PRAY!  You can keep updated on her condition through THIS BLOG.  Pray for the Burmans that they would be given an extra measure of strength and perseverance as they struggle with exhaustion, jet lag and sickness. 

Pray because God hears. 

He hears.

Jeremiah 31:8-12

See, I will bring them from the land of the north
and gather them from the ends of the earth.
Among them will be the blind and the lame,
expectant mothers and women in labor;
a great throng will return.
They will come with weeping;
they will pray as I bring them back.
I will lead them beside streams of water
on a level path where they will not stumble,
because I am Israel’s father,
and Ephraim is my firstborn son. 

 “Hear the word of the LORD, you nations;
proclaim it in distant coastlands:
‘He who scattered Israel will gather them
and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.’
For the LORD will deliver Jacob
and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they.
They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion;
they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD—
the grain, the new wine and the olive oil,
the young of the flocks and herds.
They will be like a well-watered garden,
and they will sorrow no more.



22 comments:

  1. Wonderfully written Julia! The Lord is using you in ways you don't even know. Praying here!

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  2. He soooo needs them...and they him..praying hard!

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  3. We are standing in prayer with you.

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  4. I came across your blog through someones elses and wanted to leave a little note. I couldn't NOT leave one. Your courage and bravery and faith is empowering and contagious. Thank you for sharing such personal feelings. We will be praying for you and your family and for those in similar circumstances.

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  5. Julia, can you call a fast? Praying here and will be fasting as well. Hugs

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  6. Tears are streaming, I'm praying. God is bigger than all of this.

    ~Angela

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  7. May God shine through to the hearts of the judge and prosecutor. My prayers are with you and others facing the same delima. Melanie Edwards

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  8. Darn! Why can't you just be allowed to get YOUR baby?! This is so frustrating to me. Here are loving parents willing and ready to take care of this baby and yet and not "allowed" to. I could scream with anger. I will certainly be praying for this family. I know they will prevail in the end.

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  9. Written beautifully. My heart aches for Kirill and his family. I can't believe that he was denied (for now.) I often believe that God works in mysterious ways and I really hope the judge and prosecutor have a change of heart. Prayers are being sent. xxxooo

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  10. I found your blog through Patti's at A Perfect Lily. I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for a miracle from God here. He is good ALL THE TIME, and He knows all things as you are already declaring. May His favor be upon you and your precious boy!!

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  11. He needs both of you! Just precious! Praying!

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  12. I have an aunt that has down syndrome and she is such a blessing. She has the biggest heart you can imagine. She would not be where she is today, as a 30 year old woman if it were not for her family. These types of children needs devoted attention and love. I pray that this family can take their child home and give him the love an devotion he deserves.

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  13. This world has become dreary and cold, but as sad as it gets, God is still working in the lives of so many and can do ANYTHING! That is what makes each day worth waking to. You have an incredible little life waiting on you as a gift from God and in His timing, will be able to come home to his unbelievable family. I don't know you all personally, but God is so proud of you all and you are truly an inspiration! This is what life is about... keep perservering! xoxo

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  14. All things are possible through God. I will be praying.

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  15. Precious call to prayer. The greatest act any man can do for another is to pray for him. I will be calling on Him for Krill and for those who remain "forgotten," but loved.

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  16. I just found this blog randomly. I am praying for you and all the families who seek out the forgotten children and love them unconditionally.

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