Monday, December 21, 2009

Deliver Us...

Dear friends,

Greetings to you this wonderful Christmas Season. Our family is so excited to be celebrating the birth of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.

I thought I would take just a moment to update you on the progress of our adoption of Meskerem, Eyob and Samuel. Our court date was rescheduled from November 23 for tomorrow. Please be praying tonight for our paperwork will be processed smoothly and for the older siblings that are releasing parental rights of the children. As we sleep tonight court will be in process, Ethiopia is ahead of us by 10 hours.

Providing everything goes smoothly, we will prepare to travel within 4 – 6 weeks, to bring our babies home.

Bryan and I look forward to keeping you posted tomorrow, as soon as we know any information. We trust in the Lord’s perfect timing. I read a quote from Beth Moore this morning that I would like to share with you. When she prays she says, “Deliver us from everything but your glory, Lord. Deliver us from evil, Lord, and from temptation but do not deliver us from Your prized glory.”

I tell you this only because in my flesh, I tend to pray for things and outcomes that I would like to see. For example, I would like to see my children in 4 – 6 weeks, so I pray for a smooth court date and speedy paperwork processing. There is nothing wrong with praying for those things. But most importantly than my timing, is the Lords timing and His glory. And if bringing Him glory in this situation means to wait even longer, then I gladly wait (notice I didn’t say patiently, although that would be a goal too).

So, I ask you to join Bryan and me in praying for God’s glory to be revealed and to made known through this court date tomorrow, whether or not it goes smoothly or rocky.

Boy, do I want to meet these sweet children that the Lord has so carefully placed in our lives. This wait is so hard. It is like a child at Christmas time. They pick up the packages, shake them a little bit, try to feel it under the pretty wrapping paper….THEN…..they wait. The days go by so slowly, all they can think of is opening that prized package. That is Bryan and I. Our children wait day after day for a family to love them and care for them. We wait day after day to hold them and tell them everything is going to be ok. It is most certainly an ache. BUT, “Lord, deliver me from evil, and from temptation but do not deliver me from Your prized glory.”

Thank you sweet friends for your faithfulness to go before Christ lifting these precious children to Him. He is faithful and we will soon hold them in our arms. Bryan and I pray your Christmas will be a wonderful celebration of life!


Erica said...

Absolutely praying with you. Praying for your sweet sweet treasures from heaven and believing in Gods sovereignty and his perfect timing. Love you and miss you friend.

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