There are two ways to reflect on 2019: one is to fret about things left undone and missed opportunities. The second is to give thanks for how the Lord has used our feeble efforts to accomplish his purposes. Similarly, there are two ways to step into 2020. One is to be worried and afraid of an impossible to-do list and what might go wrong. The second is to trust in the Lord and his promises, and this is what he has promised to those that love him: to use all circumstances for their good (Romans 8:28), to be faithful to complete the work he started in them (Philippians 1:6) and to keep them in perfect peace when their minds are kept on him (Isaiah 26:3).
As I look back at 2019, I choose to be filled with gratitude for all the ways that God has used our foster families to shelter storm-battered hearts. They have provided an environment in which these precious hearts may call on him. As I look forward to 2020, I am trusting in the Lord’s promises to use our faith prompted plans for the good of these children.
To our foster parents, thank you for the sacrificial giving yourselves to these children. The Lord sees you and is with you every step. To our community and faithful volunteers, thank you for being the Lord’s hands and feet supporting and encouraging our families in the trenches. I look forward to serving alongside you all in 2020.
– Amanda Bush
Cleburne County CALL Coordinator