Sunday, September 9, 2012

Redemption (aka Gotcha Day--Gracie style)

God is in the business of redemption. That's the whole reason Jesus came to this earth...

REDEMPTION.

And on this day, 8 years ago, my life was redeemed. 


God's plan for this world was perfect.

It was never His plan for husbands and wives to be infertile.

It was never His plan for children to live without parents--as orphans.

But...

Because we live in a fallen world, both of these scenarios occur FAR too often.

BUT...

God always had a plan. ALWAYS.


"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18
 
 
So, God had a plan for Simon and me.
 
 
God had a plan for Gracie.
 
 
Before the beginning of time, God knew. He KNEW.
 
 
So, on this day--8 years ago--my life was redeemed.
 
Simon's life was redeemed.
 
Gracie's life was redeemed.
 
Our infertility was redeemed.
 
Gracie's orphanhood was redeemed.
 
A family was made. 
 
 
Praise God for Gracie.
Praise God for our family.
Praise God for His redemption.
 

Happy Gotcha Day, Gracie (and us)!!

Happy Redemption Day.


 


5 comments:

Grandpa and Grandma Peterson said...

We love you Gracie! Happy Redemption(Gotcha)Day to you and your Daddy,Mommy and Gemma too!!! God bless you! He surely blessed us with you!!

Adrian Roberta said...

Today is the Day of Crying Posts! Wow, I need tissues reading everyone's amazing updates, Happy Redemption Day indeed!

quilt'n-mama said...

Happy Gracie Day! What an amazing girl you are and how blessed we are to know you!

Tammy said...

love this so muchhhhhhh

Blessings

Tammy
your sister in HIM...with a lot in common with you :)

Johanna said...

this brought tears!!!! It reminds me of the song "God bless the broken road that led me straight to you!"

His plans are so perfect.....thanking God for His Grace and His beautiful redeeming love!
Your family is beautiful!
ps, thanks for standing in my corner or the RQ boards! ;) ((hugs))