I must admit, at first the excitement and joy they felt for us when we arrived was overwhelming. Living in our Nation’s Capitol back home, it is rare when teens greet you with such joy upon the first meeting. Although these children are classified as “special needs” what I witnessed today was simply “special.” It made me think of how our Father God and all the angels in heaven rejoice and celebrate us when we make the decision to follow Him.

Or imagine a woman who has ten coins and loses one. Won’t she light a lamp and scour the house, looking in every nook and cranny until she finds it? And when she finds it you can be sure she’ll call her friends and neighbors: ‘Celebrate with me! I found my lost coin!’ Count on it—that’s the kind of party God’s angels throw every time one lost soul turns to God.” 

Luke 15:8-10, Message

Every time a lost soul turns to God, there is great celebration in heaven! What I’ve learned is that every time the girls at Jubilee home receive visitors there is great celebration among them! The way these teen girls celebrated our arrival made my heart smile. Our appearance and looks did not matter. They were just full of joy and jubilee that radiated from the inside-out! I truly believe that regardless of their past situations, that God has truly restored them and has given them a heart of jubilee that is simply contagious to anyone who will meet them!