Last Easter I posted the following and I felt the need to repost it this Easter.
Awhile ago I posted a prayer request for Carrington. She is now HOME! Praise God!
We sang this song on Sunday at church, and it is on of my favorite Easter songs ever! (Well, I don't have very many favorite Easter songs, but I still love this one!)
You are probably wondering what that song has to do with Carrington. Well, on Reece's Rainbow, she was/is listed with the name Anastasiya. This is what her profile looked like before she found a family. (Click on it to make it larger.)
If you go here, there is a list of Russian names and their meanings. A few names down on the list is Anastasiya.
If you can't see that, it says that Anastasiya means Resurrection. Let's take a look at the word 'Resurrection'. From the dictionary, it means: Resurrection: the act of rising fromthe dead.
And how true that is for our little Carrington. I don't know if Anastasiya (spelled a different way) was her real name or was just the name whoever listed her on RR gave her. Either way, it was totally God naming her.
When Carrington (Anastasiya) came home, she was immediately rushed to the hospital. The doctors said her body was shutting down to die and she would have died within a few days if she had stayed at the orphanage. But God's timing is perfect! He planned that she would make it home before she passed away, and look at her now! At home and thriving! Just like God's timing was perfect when Jesus was on earth 2000 years ago. He wouldn't let anyone take Jesus' life before it was his time. And the same when Jesus comes again! It won't be a moment too soon because Jesus was impatient, or a moment to late because Jesus forgot. It will be at the exact perfect time, that God already has planned! And you could pretty much say that Carrington is risen from the dead! (Or if you prefer, her deathbed.)
Do you see now why Resurrection is such a fitting meaning for Carrington? Now go back up and listen to that song again. Jesus has risen from the dead! Amen!
Carrington went from this -
To this -
And now her family is stepping out in faith to save two more little boys who are far tinier than they should be - Kelten and Teagan.
The Burman's are one AMAZING family, and I'm so glad I have been able to witness Carrington thrive and blossom follow along on their amazing journey as they save the least of these.
Happy Easter Everyone! CHRIST IS RISEN!