When you think of Jesus’ eyes, you wouldn’t put the word “wrecking” in the same sentence. But that’s how Heidi Baker described the eyes of our Savior in a vision she had of Jesus. But this Jesus personally challenged her to be radical for Him in one particular area. And He used His eyes to wreck her in it.
As a sixteen-year-old student living on a Native American reservation in Mississippi, Heidi came to the Lord through a Navajo evangelist. Months later, she had her first vision that lasted several hours. Jesus spoke to her audibly about being a missionary in Asia, England and Africa.
But it’s an encounter years later, after already starting and serving in an orphanage in impoverished Mozambique, when Heidi recalls another powerful personal encounter with Jesus…
In 2006, I attended a conference in Denver where I met Heidi’s husband Rolland. My life would never be the same. We had just brought home our first adopted child, Hannah-Claire. There I sat, listening to this humble man tell of amazing things God was doing through him and his wife Heidi in the impoverished country of Mozambique. God has used them to frequently raise the dead, give the blind back their sight,…you know, common things we experience daily here in America. (Yeah, right.)
But it was when Rolland spoke about Heidi and the orphanage they started that my heart was touched (or “wrecked”).
Why do I write a post like this one today?
Maybe I’m thinking of you.
Maybe I’m thinking of how you tell yourself how impossible it is to adopt just one child.
Maybe I’m thinking of how you beat yourself down, thinking you cannot do this in your own power, and you’re wondering if God will come through in His power.
I wrote this post today because “the eyes have it.” The eyes of an amazing, powerful, loving, more-than-enough Jesus Christ our Savior.
“I died that there would always be enough.”~ Jesus