i posted a link to this video days ago, but wanted to embed it now that i have bandwidth. we found rudy in a tent hospital, where he was healing from a surgery on a broken femur. he sang this beautiful version of “redemption song” for us that brought us all to tears. rudy taught himself english by listening to music.
get out your kleenex if you watch this one. danielle was found, as a 7 year-old, in a home where she was living as a “ferel child” — completely cut off from human contact, and even from sunlight. this is the story of her rescue, her progress, and the family who adopted her. as i watched and listened to the video, welling up, i was struck by the picture this is of god’s redemptive work in my life. we’re all ferel children, and god is patiently and lovingly working with us, holding onto hope even when we can’t.