Thursday, 12 April 2007

The adoption option

I am so excited to have received my VERY FIRST positive response from my queries about adopting a baby (hopefully BABIES) from overseas. Robin walked in as I was opening the email, and when I shared with him that I'd had a response from a local CHRISTIAN husband and wife lawyer team who specialize in inter-country adoptions I had to struggle to keep my tears in check. I just praise God that finally we are getting some answers and from someone in His camp too.
This is clearly going to be a very long road to walk, but I am just so relieved that God has sent someone to help, who loves Him too. And who actually does this for a living. Aaand who knows what they're talking about.
Praise God! Please will you guys join us in praying that He keeps His finger in our pie? Debbie (that's the name of the lawyer lady, by the way) sent me a bunch of documents to read through, but the one that impressed me the most is their Prayer Plan. In it Debbie and Brad (her hubby) had placed some texts... I never even knew those texts existed! Listen to this:

"For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named" Ephesians 3 v 14 - 15 [NKJV]
Did you get that part? "From whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named" So, basically, Jesus names the families, or creates them. Remember, from His word, the whole of heaven and earth came into being... including families! He spoke and it was so. So, that must mean that He can speak our family into being too? Surely? Talk about hanging on every word that proceeds from His mouth! But isn't that just so reassuring? I am so excited!
"God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing..." Psalms 68 v 6 [NIV]
So, it is God who chooses the families for those lonely little orphans, and leads the prisoners [even of infertility] forth with singing. Imagine how He rejoices with the new parents when those little ones are accepted into the loving arms of their new families! God must have very specific little children in mind for Robin and I. I am so excited!
And it also tells me more about the character of the God who created and redeemed us. In the same way as what Robin and I desire the adoption of children into our lives, that is how eagerly Christ is waiting for us to accept His invitation to become heirs of the Kingdom of Heaven and to give us the right to call God our Father...
"For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father." Romans 8 v 14 - 16 [NKJV]
Wow! Isn't that incredible? God knows exactly what we're going through! Suddenly it feels like we're not alone in this anymore. Wow.


The Paddas said...

Hello Tjommie, I am so glad that finally there is a bit of light at the end of the tunnel. You have no idea how much we wish for you guys to have your dream come true and have your own little bundles of joy. We love you guys and pray that this is the answer that you have been waiting for. Lots of loveses!!! The Paddas

dale k said...

hey char - got a good feeling about this one :P

Anonymous said...

Dear Char - Finally I think the end of the rollercoaster is coming into sight. I really pray that things will happen quickly. My nerves cannot take must more of this. I pray each day that you will have an answer to all of your prayers. Love both of you so much! See you tomorrow. Love Aurette