Our maternity home in Nairobi, Kenya, is registered as a Rescue Center.
And there’s not a doubt, our girls, their unborn babies, needed rescuing.
From abortion, abuse, horrors that still leave me angry at our cruel world.
But let me be clear, we are not the rescuers.
We can offer them a safe home, unconditional love, counseling, skills, good medical care and a full belly.
But we cannot give them hope. We cannot give them a future. We cannot wipe away every terror they have known in their short lives. We cannot heal them.
Oh, we try. But it’s not our job.
Only Jesus can do these things.
Several of our girls were accepting all that we offered, except Him. They knew they would have to trust the same One who allowed so much pain. It’s been a very challenging, painful couple of weeks.
But then it happened: every one of our girls have asked Jesus into their lives, to be Lord of the past, the present and the future.
And just like that, the heaviness lifted and Heaven rejoiced.
He alone can rescue.
And He has.