The Miracle of Love

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“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 5:8

God blessed me to witness many miracles during my years of mission work in many different countries. I will share some of these extraordinary stories over time.

The Miracle of Love – God moved mountains to show this one child how much He loved her. Click To Tweet

One such miracle occurred some years back while we worked in Western Kenya. We finished constructing our orphanage, and the grand opening time approached. We still needed to make so many such decisions with this orphanage. Each orphanage we opened through the years required so many arrangements. Sometimes those tiny details can be the most daunting. But, the hardest decision always involved selecting the children who would come to live at the home.

The Beginning of Love

We determined the orphanage in Kenya would house only girls. Then, we needed to develop a plan on selecting the girls who would occupy the home. We needed to verify the children’s history and obtain signatures from guardians. No matter how many we picked, there would still be more that needed our help. Turning away those in need always proved the most painful task.

We wanted to make sure a new child felt at home as quickly as possible. So, we planned to offer a meal first thing to the new arrivals. We never knew the last time the child ate, so we wanted to make sure they were not hungry. Through the years, we discovered that when a child is hungry, they have difficulty learning, listening, or just understanding what is going on around them. Hunger to the point of malnutrition is debilitating to a child.

The Miracle

One day we got word of a child in distress that needed our help. She lived in extreme poverty with a distant family member. Her name was Violet, and she happened to be five years old, the youngest age we accepted. We decided she should be one of the first children because we worried about her health and her long-term survival in her current situation.

Upon arrival, Violet went to the dining hall to eat. A staff member gave her a plate of food which she quickly devoured. Violet gorged a second plate of food. Finally, after 5 plates of food, she stopped eating. Hunger teaches these children to eat as much as possible when food is offered because they do not know when they might get their next meal. An old Kenyan saying explains this attitude, “See a mango, eat a mango.” This behavior is something that takes us a long time to unteach in the children. We need to teach them to trust us to give them three meals a day, every day. We will not let them go hungry again.

The Lesson of Love

As I ponder this miracle of Violet, I realize something. God used us to build that orphanage long before Violet was born. He wanted her to know how much He cherished her, especially during that difficult time in her life. God led us to build that orphanage so that Violet could eat 5 plates of food on the day she needed it.

The Miracle of Love – God loves us with a love so deep we can not fully comprehend it. Click To Tweet

The story still causes me to pause and think of how God moved mountains to show this one child how much He loved her. What does God rearrange in our lives so that He can show us how much He loves us? Sometimes it is hard for us to perceive this kind of love. God loves us with a love so deep we can not fully comprehend it. He treasures us and wants us to trust Him for everything. All you have to do is accept His invitation to believe.

Prayer

Dearest Heavenly Father. Thank you for all the miracles of love You provide. Help us to appreciate and understand the depths of Your love for us. Teach us to share Your unending love with others. I love You. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

Grace and Peace to you,

Yvonne M. Morgan is a Christian author, blogger, and speaker.

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16 thoughts on “The Miracle of Love

  1. mimionlife – Writer of inspirational messages, sometimes laced with humor.
    mimionlife

    What a wonderful thing that God moves mountains and rearranges things so we can experience His love. Thank you for sharing about Violet.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Melissa. I wish we could truly understand the depth of God’s love for each of us and see how much He provides for us too. We would be different people if we could see and understand. Grace and peace to you.

  2. Goodness, Yvonne, that tale about Violet and how she ate those five plates of food is so touching. God bless that orphanage and the way you and others serve as God’s hands and feet in the world for these kids!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Her story is one that stays with me even years later. I learned many lessons from the beautiful children we serve. Thanks Jessica. Grace and peace to you

  3. Melinda Viergever Inman – earth – Raised on the Oklahoma plains in a storytelling family, Melinda now spins tales from her writer's cave in the South. Her fiction illustrates our human story, wrestling with our brokenness and the storms that wreak havoc in our lives. Find her at http://melindainman.com.
    Melinda Viergever Inman

    Yvonne, the stories of the many ministries you have built and maintained always fills my heart with joy and causes me to marvel at the goodness of the Lord that you have spread all over the world. The day Violet needed five plates of food, you were there with an orphanage already built to provide for her needs. The Lord has surely led you to do great things! Praise the Lord!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks very much Melinda. God is in the business of doing great things through ordinary people. It still amazes me how He prepared a place for Violet before she was even born. What an awesome love and Lord. Grace and peace to you

  4. Nancy E. Head – United States – Writer and teacher Nancy E. Head was a single mother with five children under the age of 14 when she attended Penn State to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her career took a journalistic turn from radio news to newspaper reporting, then education before she returned to the classroom to secure a master’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently an instructor at Penn State Altoona and Great Commission Schools, she also spent two summers teaching English in Asia and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. When not teaching or writing, she restores antique quilts, crafts projects for her grandchildren, and helps her husband lead a small group at their church devoted to ministering to the needy in their community.
    Nancy E. Head

    What a wonderful story–and a great experience! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thank you Nancy. I appreciate your feedback. Grace and peace to you

  5. Ava Pennington – Bible study teacher, speaker, and author of Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional.
    Ava Pennington

    I love this:
    “God moved mountains to show this one child how much He loved her. What does God rearrange in our lives so that He can show us how much He loves us?”
    I had to stop and think about it before moving on tot he rest of the post.
    As I read of your experiences, I’m grateful for your willingness to be an available vessel for God to work through for His glory!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Ava. God goes to great lengths to show us His love for us. It is amazing to look back over our lives and see all the ways God moved mountains for us. Grace and peace to you

  6. Craig Ruhl – I am a retired businessman with a love of reading, writing, and sharing. My wife, Karen, and I own Faith On Every Corner, LLC. We publish the free digital magazine Faith On Every Corner. In addition, we offer creative writing, editing, and publishing services to writers, authors, and small businesses.
    Craig Ruhl

    Yvonne, I enjoy your blog posts and find encouragement and inspiration in your words.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thank you very much Craig. That means a lot to me. Grace and peace to you

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Patti. I appreciate your encouragement and comments. Grace and peace to you

  7. Yvonne, I love Violet’s story! There is so much power in story to teach us great truths, to show us needs we can help meet, and to inspire us to get involved in worthy causes. I never tire of hearing about your mission trips and orphanages. Thankful for the incomprehensible love of God.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Karen. You are a blessing to me. Grace and peace to you

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