Saturday, February 13, 2016

If I Told You My Story

If I told you my story, you wouldn't believe it.


You wouldn't believe it if I told you that God moved me 300+ miles from the metropolis of my birth to a middle-of-nowhere town and that's where I met my husband.


You wouldn't believe it if I told you that after YEARS of trying to get pregnant and experiencing infertility God gifted us with parenthood through adoption.


You wouldn't believe it if I told you that we traveled to another country to meet our first child through adoption.


You wouldn't believe it if I told you that we went back to that same country 2 more times to adopt our precious children.


And you probably wouldn't believe it if I told you that here we are--going  back to that same country a FOURTH time for our fourth daughter.


It's incomprehensible.


Truly.


But that's God. His love for us is SO much more than we can even comprehend. There are no words that can describe it. There just aren't.


That's why I say if I told you my story, you wouldn't believe it. Because God's love is unbelievable!


How can One so perfect lavish His love and grace on me--one who is so NOT perfect??


It's indescribable!


"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" 1 John 3:1


"The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus." 1 Timothy 1:14


"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..." Ephesians 3:20


So. Here we are, on the threshold of our 4th adoption from China. About to meet a child who has little to no knowledge of us. We rest in our knowledge of Him who called us to this adventure, and we fully rely on His love and grace to guide us.


See? I told you you wouldn't believe my story. 


Please listen.






No comments: