Luke turned two today (!!) and I have been very reflective the last couple of weeks of how God works in such mysterious ways. Here are some of my thoughts.
On March 25, 2013, as my precious son was being born to his first mother, I was sleeping. Recovering from a week-long trip to Canada to see our new-missionary friends in their new-mission setting. It was an exciting trip, a great vacation, and some terrific bonding time with my husband. I celebrated my 31st birthday, visited with friends, drove through mountain ranges, rode ferries, hiked on snow for the first time, and zip-lined across amazing vistas. We arrived home from that vacation the day before our son was born.
And I had no idea.
No idea that my little boy had been growing inside his birthmother's womb for the same amount of time as we had been in the adoption process (go ahead and do the math from the time we submitted our preliminary application to his birth date).
No idea that as we were completing paperwork and interviews and fingerprints, our little baby boy was seeing light and hearing sounds for the first time, kicking his birthmother, hiccupping, and growing and growing in that precious womb.
No idea that we were already Luke's parents in God's eyes.
Long before we knew, He knew.
And He KNOWS. He knows exactly who our 4th child will be (read about our girls here). He knows exactly how long we will wait to receive this incredible blessing. He knows all about the waiting and the heartache and the pressure and the stress and the longing and the hoping and the disappointment and the bitterness and the joy and the peace and the comfort and the faith.
And what a comfort that is! Many people in our world, in our society, cringe at the thought of a Sovereign God. I relish it! I cherish it! To God be the glory for His Sovereignty!! I'm so thankful that He is in control and that HE KNOWS.
So, we are waiting. Adoption #2 is in progress. And once again, we don't know what will happen or when it will happen or how it will happen. But God does.
God knows. And that's all I need to know.
"But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases."
"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think,
according to the power at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church
and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever, amen."
"And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good,
for those who are called according to His purpose."