Jerrie Barnett’s story of God’s faithfulness
Jerrie Barnett is a history major with a huge heart for children. Ever since she can remember, she’s always wanted to be a mother.
Yet after trying for several years, she and her husband, Bill, were unable to have a baby.
Still trying to have children, Jerrie and Bill went to a church’s prayer service for couples.
“We’ve been waiting a long time, but God’s Word encourages me that God had a purpose for the wait. My favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 40:31, which says that ‘those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.’ ” While at the church, a pastor prayed for them and told them that God would bless them with multiples. This word of faith encouraged Jerrie and Bill. They continued believing that God heard their prayers.
This summer, a friend from church told Jerrie about twin 11-month-old boys who were being put up for adoption and needed a mommy and daddy. Jerrie and Bill prayed that God would bless these little ones with a home, still hoping that God would bless them with their own children.
Yet, after meeting the boys, Jerrie and Bill felt their hearts opening up to the idea of adopting the twins, Isaiah and Jeremiah. Eventually, they did. And less than a week before their first birthday, the boys were at home with the Barnetts.
“I love being their mother and I truly believe that God has brought them to us to raise. It’s such a beautiful story; I couldn’t have written it myself. God has a plan for their lives and part of it includes me being their mommy. I am so blessed.”
Jerrie’s story is a wonderful testimony to God’s faithfulness. The Barnetts are still believing God for the miracle of giving birth one day, but they are overjoyed with these two amazing blessings. They look forward to their first Christmas with the twins.
by Colleen Weimer, Editor in Chief