Wednesday, September 16, 2009


"But now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the Lord. Be strong,....Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the Lord and work for I am with you.....
Do not fear.....And in the place I will grant peace." Haggi 2:4, 5, 9

As most of you know....Josie Love...sweet Josie Love, the Mayernick's little one, has HIV. Continue to pray for understanding....continue to pray for wisdom....continue to pray for her health.....continue to pray for peace. They are such an amazing family and hearts everywhere around the world are breaking for/with them. It is such a reflection of the body of Christ to rejoice with those who are rejoicing and weep for those who are weeping. So many people are in prayer...The Lord knows the plans He has for Josie....And His plans are perfect.

So I am grieving for the Mayernicks and yet thankful for the Kecks. Asher's TB test came back clear. Thank you....thank you!!!! He is bonding with Dana so well. In fact I got to talk to him on the phone....PRECIOUS!!! His little accent is adorable and we just talked and talked about his mommy and his daddy...his two brothers...and sweet Sylvie. He would say..."my mommy" Dana bought him a little backpack with his name on it for all his stuff....she says he literally will not take it cute! Because it appears he does not have TB their court date will be in another two weeks...keep praying for that date.

When Noah was praying at bedtime, not dinner tonight, he just simply said "Lord thank you that our family has food to eat. Amen" And it was exactly what I needed to hear. It made me so thankful for Amani, Judah's orphange, that they took him in when he was a week old and that they have fed him food ever since. In that one prayer...I was gently reminded that if He takes care and feeds the much more so does he take care of my son Judah....His son Judah.
Early this morning, I felt like the Lord was leading me to keep reading from Haggi. (not my usual quiet time perference) I literally kept saying these verses to myself over and strong...and in that place I will grant peace. When my husband came home...I shared with him the verses that were on my heart all day. (He is so great at helping me see the context within which these verses were written.) I had been saying this verses and not even knowing that they were about the kingdom of Judah!!! Little history....The kingdom of Judah had been conqured and the temple in Jerusalem destroyed 70 years prior to this text, Zerubbabel is leading the people in the rebuilding of the temple after they have been allowed to return to Jerusalem from captivity in Babylon. Haggi retells and celebrates the rebuilding of the temple and the restoration of peace in Judah and Jerusalem.
So the whole passage is about peace, bondage, and restoration. We had decided from the outset that we wanted his middle name to be African. A few weeks ago we decided on Mirembe which means peace. Amani, his orphanage, also means a place of peace. Thank you Lord for your peace that passes all understanding.


  1. ok, that post totally gave me chills.

  2. Lindsey,
    This is so good. God is so good. Everyone here (at CPA) is lifting the Mayernicks and Katie up in prayer.
    Saw new pictures yesterday of Bobby and Judah. They were tye dyeing shirts. I'm glad they are in a place where they can have fun and get good care.

  3. love the middle name. Will be praying for your family.