Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Every good and perfect gift...
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, Who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17
Referral day has finally come! We received our referral yesterday afternoon. It is virtually impossible to explain in words how it felt to see pictures of the baby we've had in our hearts for the past 5 years. She is beautiful & we know that she is God's good and perfect gift to us. Of course, we were believing to receive our referral this month, but we also knew that our agency tends to receive referrals later than other agencies. So, we were absolutely surprised to get that phone call yesterday! As I meditated on that this morning, I began to think about being a parent. One thing that all parents love to do is surprise their children with the things they know will be a blessing to them. I think of all those Christmas mornings when my parents would sit back and watch with a smile as my sister and I excitedly opened packages containing all we had been desiring. God is our Abba (Daddy) and the model for all parents. I truly believe that in His great love for us, He absolutely delighted in surprising us with those pictures of this sweet baby girl! He is SO good!
"You parents--if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask Him." Matthew 7:9-11