Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Prayer for you

Dear precious ones,

As I was reading Psalm 91 to your brothers tonight, I felt a longing to read it aloud to you also. I know God heard my prayers as I was reading it because He knew that my heart was with the both of you.  I just want you to know that God is with you and that wherever you are, He is watching you and protecting you. 

" He will cover you with his wings,
Under the feather of his wings you will find safety,
He is faithful.
He will keep you safe like a shield or a tower.
You won't have to be afraid of the terrors that come during the night,
You won't have to fear the arrows that come at you during the day.
You won't have to be afraid of the sickness that attacks in the darkness.
You won't have to fear the plague that destroys at noon.
A thousand may fall dead at your side.
Ten thousand may fall near your right hand,
But no harm will come to you.

The Lord is the one who keeps you safe.
So let the Most High God be like a home to you.

The Lord will command his angels to take good care of you. "
Psalm 91:4-11

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hands free and waiting

I confess... the last 2 weeks I have been obsessively checking my email several times a day.  All I wanted was an email from our adoption agency informing us that our dossier authentication was complete. I could feel my level of patience slowly diminishing. In my mind, we were way overdue for our dossier to be complete!
Thankfully this past Monday, I finally received the news that Washington D.C. and the Ethiopian Embassy authenticated our dossier!!  

Our case manager happily informed us that they received our authenticated paperwork and had it all packaged and ready to head across the ocean to Ethiopia.

BUT...

Oklahoma (where our agency is based) was hit with one of the worst snowstorms. Unfortunately our paperwork CAN'T BE DELIVERED... yet.  We are SO close and yet not as close as I'd like to be.  

Depending on their snowstorm, our dossier will probably not make it out to Ethiopia until next week. Although my heart goes out to all the people who are stranded on the streets and unable to make it home in the several feet of snow...
I am also humored by God's interesting timing.
Couldn't our papers have been completed last week before the snowstorm
so they'd be in Ethiopia by now?
I just have to accept that He had it happen this way only because it's on His agenda and not mine.
Don't you just LOVE His timing?
I am confident that God's hand is perfectly arranging every part of this journey.   He has pushed me to stretch my hands out, let go of my timeline/agenda and just sit and wait.

Hands free and waiting.

Waiting for God to do His thing.