Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Each Day is a Blessing

I was reminded again this week how precious life is that it is too short to get upset over spilled milk or scratches on the van. Old friends from a former church lost their son this past weekend in an accident. The boy was only 11 years old, the same age as our Joshua. They had adopted him because there were unable to conceive on their own, yet during the early stages of their adoption, they became pregnant and so their boys were only 6 months apart. Caleb and Joshua are 18 months apart, but I know how close they are and how very difficult that would be on the other were such a tragedy to strike our family. Yet Job experienced even greater loss and yet in Job 1:21 he stated "The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD". These children we are adopting, though not flesh of our flesh or bone of our bone, are being grafted into our hearts. And though we've committed this whole process to God, their care and their well-being, they are emotionally a part of our family. Anything other then us bringing them home to grow and nurture and teach would be a great loss for us. Yet again I say - if the Lord wills...

Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit." Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that." James 4:13-15

So I'll squeeze my kids extra hard tonight when I tuck them in, and Thank God for the Blessing of Today. And I also thank him for this journey we are on known as "Adoption". It's taught me a lot about trust and patience. God is able to all these things and so much more, if we will just trust him.

1 comment:

Brandi said...

Great scriptures and reminders. . .

Also, we'll be praying for your friends.