Friends, my heart is so tender toward our girl today.
We miss her so much.
To give you a quick update, we are in the waiting process. Our dossier is in her home country being translated. We get fingerprinted next week to get our i-800 approved, and then it will be sent to her country. And then we wait. IF things go well, we will be flying over to get her in November. (Lord willing.)
Thankfully, we have been able to Skype with her every week since she has been gone. We get to see her precious smiles and hear her sweet giggles and tell her how much we love her. It’s been a lifesaver for our hearts.
She started boarding school this week, and spends the weekends with her foster family. We feel so blessed that she is with a very loving faster family. They are an older couple, probably in their 50’s, that we will get to meet when we fly over there. I can’t wait to give them a HUGE hug for taking care of our girl until the Lord brought us together. I praise God for them every single day!
And though our little girl has a foster family, she is still an orphan. I try to put myself in her shoes, but it is impossible. I have no idea what it feels like to be motherless or fatherless. I have no idea what it is like to not be part of a forever family. I imagine that she wants to “belong.” I imagine that she wants to be free from fear of her future.
I heard a song a few days ago that I cannot stop listening to. It gives me chill bumps and makes my eyes fill up with tears every time I listen to it. The Lord brings our girl to mind every time I hear it.
The song is about how we become a part of God’s family when we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior. How we no longer have to fear because we are a child of God.
I think of our girl when it says “from my mother’s womb, you have chosen me.” Even though she was not born of my womb, she was chosen before time to be my daughter. The Lord “has called her name” and she has been “born again into our family.”
“He split the sea so she could walk right through it,” makes me think of how he split the waters of the Atlantic ocean between us to bring us together. NEVER in a million years would I have imagined that God would have brought a daughter into my life this way, but HE is in the business of doing things that only HE can do. :)
My prayer is that our daughter can always say, “You rescued me, so I stand and sing, I AM A CHILD OF GOD!”
Friends, as much as I think about our soon-to-be daughter when I hear this song, I know that it applies even more to me.
I have been blessed to have an amazing earthly father, but it is only my Heavenly Father who can drive away all my fears and free me from any bondage in my life. It is HIS blood that runs through my veins, and no one can ever take that away from me!
Can you relate?
What fears have a hold on you?
Fear of failure?
Fear of being alone?
Fear of death?
Fear of past sins?
Fear of an uncertain future?
Sweet friends, when you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are no longer a slave to those fears!! You can lay them at the feet of Jesus, and he will rescue you. Praise God!!
Please take a few minutes to watch this video and celebrate the work that God is doing in our little girl’s life, our family’s life, and in your life. To God be the Glory!
(I added the words to this song below the video in case you need them.)
NO LONGER SLAVES
You unravel me, with a melody
You surround me with a song
Of deliverance, from my enemies
Till all my fears are gone
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
From my Mothers womb
You have chosen me
Love has called my name
I’ve been born again, into your family
Your blood flows through my veins
I am surrounded by the arms of a Father
I am surrounded by songs of Deliverance.
We’ve been liberated from our bondage.
We’re the sons and the daughters. Let us sing our FREEDOM!
You split the sea, so I could walk right through it
All my fears were drowned in perfect love
You rescued me, so I could stand and sing
I am a child of God