Some say 143. Recently I heard 153. But the number heard most frequently is 147. There are approximately 147 million orphans in the world, right now. And that's kinda sad that I have to say approximately because no one knows for sure how many there are. There are so very many that we can't even count them all. Let's say we're talking about socks or hand bags. Ok, we don't need to be precise. Even if we are talking about dogs, maybe it's ok if we leave one or two out of our final count. But these are children. With souls and dreams and eyes and bitty fingers each an orphan without family to wrap her loving arms around them and give them each what every single child should have... a home... a family. And we can't even count them all.
I couldn't fix her.
I don't have that power.
Only He can fix her.
Sure, I could lay the foundation and follow directions, but I'd never be able to fix her or make her whole or redeem her soul. Only God has the power to love completely and see her for who she is underneath all the issues and redeem her.
And I am the most transformed of all. No, it's not that she's so lucky to have us. I am so blessed and lucky to have her. I am transformed.
Because they aren't necessary anymore.
And they really weren't necessary all along.