Tuesday, September 19, 2006

We were having a "bad Abby day". We were missing a little girl we've never met, wondering where she is, and praying that she'd come home soon. Thankfully, two things happened to help us.

  1. Tonight in our church home group, a very good friend Charlie, put things in perspective. He read James 1:2-8
2Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not
lacking anything. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives
generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6But when
he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of
the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That man should not think he will
receive anything from the Lord; 8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he
does.

2. The CCAA (China Center of Adoption Affairs) reported the following on their site:

The CCAA has finished the review of the adoption application documents
registered with our office before December 31, 2005.

This means that: 1. We need to persevere, have joy in these trials, and have faith. 2. There is only six months of dossiers separating us from getting into the Review room in China. (NO THIS DOES NOT MEAN REFERRAL). That means one small step for us, one GIANT leap toward Abby! At this point, we'll take what we can get!!

GOD IS GOOD!

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tell Charlie "Thank You"
Looking at all the pictures of Morgan makes us even more anxious for Abby.
One thing we do know she will be beautiful and adorable just like Morgan.
There is light at the end of this long waiting tunnel. A very bright, glowing little girl.
Love ya,
Mom Kyna

mom said...

dear lil chickie dee, its understandable that you are having a few bad days waiting for our abby girl but keep the faith and tonight find a star , name the star (our abby)and talk to her. do you remenber tony got you a star and had it named rett . abby needs one too. maybe with some luck we will wish on the same star ,and will send lots of moon-beam kisses to our abby girl. love you always and forever, mom and dad sadler

Shoemakers said...

Hang in there - Sep & I check for updates often. It's so awesome to know we are children of a Sovereign God.

kristy said...

Wow, Charlie! Is that the same Charlie I remember? (Moondoggie?) That is great and can be applied to so many areas of all our lives. I have to say that I needed to hear that myself! What a great posting! HE is Faithful!