Monday, May 10, 2010

Small steps and a thought about Moses

We made another small step this week. In our mailbox tomorrow goes our corrections to the draft dossier! Cross your fingers that we signed/dated/notarized everything the right way this time. We will hopefully hear from our case manager this week and get the "go-ahead" for the next several steps (authenticating the dossier at the state level, then off to the federal level, then off to Ethiopia for a review before it is all approved----ugh). We are hoping this can be completed in a few weeks, so that we can kiss it good-bye at the end of May/beginning of June. We look forward to officially being on the waiting list. It's important to us that God's timing prevails, so we are not sweating the timing of any of this. If it takes 8 months or a 18 months to see our children's faces and know their names~we'll wait. We know it is already well-planned out and we are just surrendering to whatever may come.

Thank you for praying along with us that our children will have a peace that surpasses all understanding tonight. Pray that God will begin to knit together the threads of our hearts, in the same way he knits us together in our mother's womb. They are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. In fact, when someone asks how many children we have, it almost hurts to say 3 when we know there are 2 more waiting for us out there!

On another note: I wanted to post this yesterday, but time got away from me. There are many profound stories of adoption in the Bible and in the history books. In fact, Jesus' life began and ended with an adoption. Joseph adopted Him as his own son at birth, and Jesus appointed "the disciple whom He loved" and told that disciple: "Behold your mother!" just before His death on the cross. Read John 19:25-27 for more insight.

Here's another one----the story of Moses. If you haven't read Exodus 2 in a while, go pick up your Bible and re-read it. Ask yourself where would we (all of history) be, if an adoption hadn't occurred in the life of this lowly Hebrew baby boy. An unlikely event: a Hebrew boy adopted into the home of the Egyptian Pharaoh. The Pharaoh's daughter opened her mouth for the speechless baby in the river. What if she hadn't?

Proverbs 31:8-9
Open your mouth for the speechless In the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.


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