Clinging to God Hand…

15 Oct

I may  have shared this passage from my Streams in the Desert devotional before but I feel like it is worth sharing today (I need to hear it again anyway!): 

Difficulty is actually the atmosphere surrounding a miracle, or a miracle in its initial stage. Larry & Isaac handYet if it is to be a great miracle, the surrounding condition will be not simply a difficulty but an utter impossibility. And it is the clinging hand of His [God’s] child that makes a desperate situation a delight to God.  (photo is not of Colin’s hand but that of a wee little boy we know and his daddy).

Right now, we still have room for miracles in our journey towards becoming the parents of Colin.  The last few families have not received their Petitions to Court by this point in the wait between trips.  They have had to wait 3 to 6 more weeks, I think.  If we rely on probability, then it isn’t likely we are going to get our Petition this week.  The odds aren’t in our favor….BUT I do agree with the passage I quoted above.  I think of Bible stories of how God worked in Joseph’s life…and how He delivered Paul and Silas and Peter from jail…How He acted on Mordecai’s behalf to deliver him from execution…and so many more stories of how God has acted on people in the past and in recent days when all the odds were against them. 

I’ve never been a big fan of statistics…It wasn’t something I did well with in math classes in school…So instead of dwelling on the odds of us receiving our Petition to Court this week, I am choosing to believe that perhaps we will receive it this week.  Regardless of what may happen, I choose to believe that God is acting on our behalf–in ways we may never know–to bring us together with Colin.

Today, we know of one way that God has been acting on our behalf to remove any financial obstacles still standing between us and completing our adoption of Colin.  We received the final total for our LifeSong Adoption Fund Grant.  We have received $8,820 to date.  We are so thankful!  This covers about 59% of our remaining foreign fees for our adoption.  We are in awe of how God has been moving the hearts of friends, family members and complete strangers to donate gifts towards our adoption expenses.

Since the LifeSong grant deadline has passed, I will post on the tax-deductible gifts page information on how to make donations through the Abba Fund which will help us with the other remaining costs of our adoption.  You are also welcome to give through our PayPal account (should be a link to the right of this page) or purchase children’s books or Arbonne skin and body products through the shopping links to the right of this page.  Let us know if you have any questions.

We are trusting that God will continue to be glorified through our adoption! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



3 Responses to “Clinging to God Hand…”

  1. Jennifer October 15, 2008 at 11:34 pm #

    We are still praying that your beautiful boy will be home with you soon. God can work miracles just lay back in his arms of peace.

  2. Dolly October 17, 2008 at 4:43 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your heart about this! God wants to give us the desires of our hearts–how wondrous for Colin to have the opportunity to grow up loving Jesus in a home with Christian parents! God is already blessing you through tremendous stretches of faith, patience, and grace. Thank YOU for encouraging me today…I know waiting on office space to start a practice is not even in the same hemisphere as waiting for a child…but waiting, trusting in Him, and remaining positive and hopeful is the attitude you portray…and it fills me with a second wind.

  3. Teresa October 19, 2008 at 5:53 pm #

    Hi Heather,
    I am praying that you hear news soon for your court date! Hang in there and know that people are thinking of you. Take care…Teresa

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