I know, I know. It’s been quiet on here. I’m still trying to wrap my mind around everything going on right now. It’s strange, though. More than just my blog has been quiet- my heart has been quieted as well. After a day (or two) of freakout mode, I have chilled out a bit about our adoption and have been able to allow my heart and mind to rest. This is a miracle in and of itself.
This morning, I was working my way through my current Bible study workbook and found myself reading through Ephesians 3:20-21. Priscilla Shirer entitled today’s lesson “Mission Impossible” and focused the lesson on praising God in the midst of seemingly impossible situations. Very fitting, I believed. I moved on and almost closed my workbook. Before I closed it though, I flipped forward two pages to be greeted by a supplementary article about the Kitenge family, a Rwandan family who fled the country during the genocide. It is a beautiful story of forgiveness, redemption, and the goodness of God.
My jaw dropped. What a pairing- a lesson about trusting God through life’s “impossibilities” and a story of God’s grace displayed through a Rwandan family. For me to read on this very day in light of all that’s going on in the Rwanda adoption community.
A sweet coincidence? No, I don’t think so.
Rather, I tend to believe it was more like God’s way of saying, “Hey Catherine, I’ve got this. I always have. I always will. I care about the details and have not forgotten about your adoption. Trust me. I work all things together for good.”
I’m still praying for a miracle. You better believe I am. But I’m also trying to quiet the “what if’s, why not’s, and oh no’s” running through my mind. And quiet is not a natural, easy state of being for my mind. So, while I work on this, the blog may continue to be a little quieter than normal.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!” -Ephesians 3:20-21