Friday, August 30, 2013
Joy and laughter filled Kasana as a group of adult New Hope sons and daughters performed a skit reenacting their days in primary school. Two of our adult sons wore dresses and a few of our adult daughters wore shorts and a collared shirt as they danced and sang. They made fun of their former stubborn selves and the family laughed as everyone enjoyed a fun night of remembrance.
On the surface, the entertainment value of this night was priceless, but deep down it was more than that. These are adults who as children had been orphaned, abandoned, rejected, and had experienced deep agony and are now, by God’s grace, rejoicing and celebrating family. The evening was a beautiful reflection of how Christ raises us from the dead and raises us into true life. God is the Father to the fatherless and He puts the lonely in families.
By Esther Schirrmacher