Friday, July 17, 2015
The Number 17
We have moved again - down to number 17. We continue to hear various rumors from others in the process of adoption with Honduras, and from other contacts in Honduras. It has been interesting to measure our response to each rumor. We used to get excited or upset with each rumor, but now that we are a few years into this process, we realize that much of what we hear is not true or won't come to fruition. As a result, we have grown in our trust of the Lord. In the Bible in the book of James, we read, "Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go in to such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit' - yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, 'If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.' As it is, you boast in your arrogance." (James 4:13-16a) What a great reminder that all of our plans are in the Lord's hands and are subject to the Lord's authority. And so, we are glad that our number has moved again, and we wait upon the Lord's leading and His bringing our adoption to fruition.