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.
- 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
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!