A lot a people have been asking, so I just wanted to give you a quick update that we are pushing forward with the adoption process. We are going until we have her or until God closes the door. We found out that just because there are other families getting their paperwork together for Maria, this does not prevent us from submitting our paperwork as well! We were already eager and in a hurry to gather everything needed for our submission – now it truly is a mad dash!
Another confirmation for us has been that yesterday we did a Walk Thru the Old Testament with our church. We have certainly had doubts over the past couple of weeks – from feeling unqualified for this to finding out that someone else wants our little girl. During the Walk Thru the Old Testament event, we learned that even Abraham doubted God’s plan for his life. God told him that he would father a son when he was 100 years old (and his wife 90 years old), and Genesis 17:17 says he fell down on his face laughing. This is a man whom Paul writes about hundreds of years later in the New Testament as being a man of huge faith!
“He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah's womb. No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. That is why his faith was “counted to him as righteousness.” Romans 4:19 -21
You see, even though Abraham fell on his face laughing, the Bible says that when he was finished talking with God, he got up and did what the Lord had just commanded of him. Even though it didn’t make sense to him and he wasn’t sure of the outcome, he was obedient to the Lord. This is exactly where we are right now. We don’t know what’s going to come of this, but we are pursuing this little girl that the Lord had laid so heavily on our hearts.
Thank you all for your prayers!