Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sharing with a Smile

Two babes, worlds apart, brought together by the love of Jesus. Saturday posts for me, a way to look back, remember, sort through old photos, bit and traces of memories, a heritage of all that God has done and doing. This photo grabbed me today and simply held on tight.

My little guy (the blond one) and his big brother packed up their toys in a huge dufflebag, filling to burst. Our destination, Kenya. They wanted to share their treasures with those who had little. During our outreach we shared Jesus in villages, bomas, orphanages, streets, and schools. We gave of ourselves. And my little one gave away all of his baby toys to the abandoned babies ravaged by AIDS in the orphanage. Nose to nose, sharing Jesus' love with a smile.

Can we outgive? Absolutely not. I may not have baby toys in a memory box to cherish. Instead, I have a photo and a memory of my youngest learning what it means to love like Jesus.



Ni Hao Y'all

31 comments:

S Club Mama said...

what a great photo! I think I would treasure that than all the baby toys ever! What a great testimony to the hearts of your boys (and yourself)!

Theresa said...

Such great memories are more valuable than toys any day. That is so wonderful!

Shonni said...

That is so sweet and what an awesome memory to give your little one! Worth way more than toys!!!!

Treasures Evermore said...

Great photo...you are teaching them while they are young, and when they are old they will not depart from it...beautiful.

Blessings

Heather said...

How awesome. It seems all the blogs I have read today are talking about our amazing God. What a great thing to read on a day I was kind of in the slumps.

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

love it

Natalie said...

What a wonderful legacy to leave to your kids!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You ~Ron

Suz said...

What a wonderful photo and what a wonderful opportunity for your children.

Your post today really touched me. I am now sponsoring a 3 year old girl in Honduras. I would love to meet her someday.

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Beautiful post! Yes, it is a divine legacy to leave to your children.

Leah

Karen said...

No other words needed for this precious photo....

Denise said...

Precious memories.

Heidiopia said...

What a treasured captured moment! And a wonderful lesson in giving for your boys. Inspiring :)

Tina Michelle said...

How sweet!!

Stefanie said...

So sweet!! So glad to meet you :)
When you link up, please be sure to include a Sunday Snapshot button... I hope you'll be able to find new friends from posting a link on my blog, and I'd sure love to meet some new friends by you posting a link back to me on your blog :)
Happy Sunday!

Dardi said...

It really is true...a picture is worth a thousand words! What a treasure!!

jessica ann said...

Sara, this completely brought tears to my eyes. Precious! I looked back on some old posts, pictures and stories. We are so very much the same. Please keep posting these pictures! Love the story where your leg went through the floor! Classic! Ha. At least it happened there and it wasn't in the middle of an African church service... completely breaking a tree limb bench (talk about embarrassing). I look forward to reading some more!

Amy Murphy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! And extra thanks for commenting. I love meeting new people in "blog land!" :)

Jenilee said...

and loving like jesus is one of the best life lessons to learn! :) beautiful picture... visiting from sunday snapshot :)

Tammy :) said...

Thanks Sara for stopping by my blog! Your welcome anytime to "splash around" good having you. I am about to update here in a bit :)

Lauren said...

Thank you so much for the comment! What a loving little man you've got there...I hope that I can be as bold and inspiring in my ministry choices with my family as you are! As soon as I my test is over on Tuesday I plan to come back and splash around in your blog as well! :)

The Raudenbush Family said...

So, so sweet--I'd LOVE for you to expand this a little bit and consider having it posted on www.wearegraftedin.com. I'm looking for a piece more specific to orphan care rather than adoption. Would you "splash" around on that site and let me know what you think?
Kelly
Kelly@wearegraftedin.com

Annie said...

Wow!!! Beautiful post and I would not trade that photo for all the baby toy momentos in the world!! How wonderful for you and your family to be able to share not only your toys but your hearts and the love of God!!!! I say again, WOW!

Daisy Dreams said...

Amazing how one photo can speak volumes, isn't it? Love it.

Melanie said...

Beautiful photo!
Thank you for stopping by my blog, It's always nice to meet knew people =)

Martha B. said...

great to meet you too...love the photo...precious.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! What a sweet photo and wonderful family.

zentmrs said...

What a great photo! I think it is wonderful that you are teaching your boys where value lies... not with things but in their hearts. Thanks for sharing your special story!

Monica said...

Precious post and photo!
Blessings,
Monica

The Murphys said...

Beautiful, touching, and cuts to the heart. I have a hope and prayer that my family will do a mission to Africa one day. This inspired me that it CAN happen w/ two boys.

Chris said...

How incredibly sweet!!!

This is Jesus....total giving...total love!!!

:)