Thursday, October 14, 2010

By Faith (Thankful #11)

By faith we said yes to adoption, and God was faithful to us. He showed us from which country our daughter would come and He made a way for us to get to her.

By faith we started the adoption process, and God was faithful to us. He provided us with the money we needed when we needed it, with loved ones who support us, with people to journey alongside, and with hearts full of love for our daughter.

By faith we wait for her, and God is faithful to us. He gifts us with the strength we need to wait and pray, and He gives us grace upon grace.

By faith we embrace the pain of waiting, and God is faithful to us. He does not waste any pain, but uses it to teach us, to make us know Him more, and thus to make us love Him more.

By faith we stand in the midst of the unknowns of international adoption, and God is faithful to us. He knows the end, He gives us peace, and He helps us trust Him, to know that He will bring our daughter home.

By faith we choose a name, set up a crib, buy a dress, paint a picture of flowers, crochet a blanket. And God is faithful to us. He loves her, He loves us, and He has knit us together into a family since before the world began.

Thank You, Jesus.

5 comments:

Jeana said...

Your soul gets it. You are ready Mommy!

Nona said...

This is beautiful, Allie.

Jessica Leigh said...

Thankful for your words that stir my heart!

"He does not waste any pain, but uses it to teach us, to make us know Him more, and thus to make us love Him more."

Why is this so hard to believe?

Alison McLennan said...

Amen. It's all about faith, isn't it? Thanks for the reminder at the beginning of another week of waiting!

Shannon said...

More beautiful every day - your heart. Just in time to Mama three little ones!
So, have you *chosen* a name? Will you share? ;)