Introducing our newest treasure,
by God's grace, our 4th son.
I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.
I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name." Isaiah 45:3
A child once locked away in dark places, behind bars and closed doors, is now treasured by his family across the ocean. Always known by the Father, the One who formed him in his mothers womb and has been sovereign over every detail of his unfolding story.
"This is what the Lord says:
In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you;
I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people,
to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances,
to say to the captives, 'Come out'.
and to those in darkness, 'Be free'" Isaiah 49: 8-9
Now that this whole adoption process has a name and a sweet little face, we are over the moon thrilled. We're trusting that He who led us to this place, will be the One to sustain us as we learn to parent a child who will turn our lives upside down. I have a feeling we will understand at a deeper level what God's love for us costs Him as we pour ourselves out to love a child who has known far too much suffering. Oh, I ache to help carry that burden of healing with him...to bear it slung across my own shoulders. I already do, I feel it as any mother feels the pain of her child, and grieves for their losses.
I'm praying that the Holy Spirit would be near to him as he prepares for another uprooting. There will be brighter days ahead, but change is never easy, especially for a child who has endured so much of it already.
I don't know how to accurately describe the very wide spectrum of thoughts and emotions that flood my soul. Joyful, excited, terrified, unworthy, inadequate, humbled, amazed, and so very much blessed.
So absolutely brought low by the enormity of this priceless gift.
So overwhelmingly thankful that I get to be his mama.
1 Samuel 1:27
Soli Deo gloria,