i picked our exchange student up at the airport in great excitement. she was sweet and kind. i am mesmerized by her culture. i am intrigued by her family and her life a world away.
but what floored me was my american. my little american gave up her bed, her room, access to some of her very most important toys without complaint. i watched her as she walked unknowingly in Christ's footsteps, and i marveled.
while i've been trying to prepare my american for the losing of "life" that finds true life, i was not expecting to see the beautiful reflection of truth in my young daughter's eyes yet.
while there's lots of sad news - hard news in the world, i look at my daughter and see hope. i see good news - The Good News.
welcome, our china doll.
"For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." Matthew 16:25