Saturday, October 4, 2008

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

As many of my friends and family know, Jeremy and I are in the process of adopting a baby. The road to this decision was not pain-free or easy, but it was evident that God had a plan, and we were to follow His map. This weekend, we met for the first time with the adoption agency we've chosen to work with, and discussed our desire to be open to God's will for our family.
There was a young couple there to pick up their new daughter that was born last Wednesday. They too have struggled with this decision and God's obvious intentions as, like us, they never expected to be where they are doing what they are doing.
The new father said something very poignant though. He said, "This entire journey is just further proof that Romans 8:28 is real and true!"
Romans 8:28 - And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,[j] who[k] have been called according to his purpose.
Adoption is a calling. Jeremy and I have felt this call. We have been at the pit of dispair only to discover an immense joy in letting go and letting God!
Possibly as early as January, we will bring home a newborn baby, or maybe even twins. These children will be our own. God's purpose is clear and present. We are so lucky to be so in love with Him that He has the opportunity to shower us with this blessing.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely the light of His glory and grace!


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