I got it today…
In less than four months from beginning to end I have my citizenship and my passport. Whoever said that the God of the Bible was not in the business of miracles today?
I got my passport in the mail today and was overcome with emotion. It’s just a silly old passport, and I already have two others to my name, so it’s really not a big deal at all. But the little blue book in my hands really did not just represent another citizenship or the ability to travel as an American.
Nope. It represents God’s incredible LOVE for a little orphan girl on the other side of the world. I felt like I was holding a miracle in my hands today. A miracle that gives us a way to rescue one of His beloved fatherless.
Along the way, many have questioned the great lengths we have gone to to adopt Hailee. The extra expense of citizenship, the huge amount of extra paperwork, an extra step in the already crazy adoption process…will it all be worth it? Why not just trust God to send someone else to adopt her?
Why? Because He told US to go. Not someone else.
There are times when the mountains we have faced in this adoption journey have felt so impossible to climb.
But there is one thing we promised the Lord a very long time ago…when He calls us to do the impossible, the difficult, the tiring, the things that make no sense–when He calls us to climb the mountain…we WILL do it! No questions asked. We know that when we finally reach the top of this long climb, the view is something far more glorious than anything we could ever dream of, or imagine. It’s on the mountain top that we can look back and see all that He has done to get us there.
But we have to keep climbing, and climbing, and climbing in order to get to the top.
Is it easy? Never. Is it worth it? Absolutely!
And so we’ll keep climbing, trusting Him to move any obstacles in our way…until that day when we reach the summit and can finally hold our daughter in our arms. Then it will all be so absolutely worth it.
FAITHFUL AND TRUE–that’s His name. Name above all names.
Hang in there, tiny one, your mommy and daddy just got another step closer to you today. You are so worth it!
Thank you, Lord Jesus!