are safe inside their harbor.
But is that what ships
-- Thom Bishop, Wake up and dream
I love that quote.
When I imagine a harbor, I always picture waters so still
they are like glass; reflecting the glorious pink and golden
hues of a sunset on the horizon. I picture old fishing
boats, all carefully tended, safely lined up in their rows,
and tied neatly in their slips.
But is that all a
ship was made for? Would a ship not lose its appeal if
it was forever anchored?
I believe it is
the same with us. Dave and I have been blessed with a
beautiful harbor. We have good health, a secure home,
and two beautiful daughters. But, as I think about
that quote, I can't help but think that God did not intend
for us to stay anchored. He wants us to enjoy the
safety of the harbor, but He also wants for us to sail the
wild seas with Him as our captain.
He asked our
family to love His children and join Him in a wonderful
adoption journey. As for you, just close your eyes,
bow your head, and ask what journey he has in store for you.
It may be a peaceful voyage, or you may endure stormy seas,
but you will never regret the time you said to Him, "OK,
God, where are we going today?"
~ Kris and Dave Gleason
by Kristin Gleason
sad eyes, devoid of all hope,
day after day the same.
is this all there is to life?
Then one day, a man kneels down,
in a country far away.
He says to God, forgive me, Lord,
For I never thought to say.
you have me do?
What small part can I share?
To show your
love to children,
In need of earthly care?
That very moment the Amen was said,
The heavens let out a cheer.
For the man
had finally bowed his head,
And God could soon make clear.
moment, unbeknownst to both,
The child’s life was changed.
For in just
one year, the man’s home would be altered,
The rooms rearranged.
nighttime comes to pass
In a bedroom newly painted blue
folds her little hands and prays
“Thank you God for mommy and my daddy too”
The child’s eyes once so devoid of life,
Now sparkle with love and laughter
for the future are secure
She’d found her happily ever after.
Her daddy remembers with tears in his eyes
Back to just one year ago.
finally bowed his head and asked the Lord
Where would you have me go?