I can't even begin to tell you how much has changed since the last post. The details would be too time consuming, but suffice it to say, we've had major changes with our adoption journey in the last week. Liz and I believe these changes are positive, but they were not easy. We may share more about this journey at some time in the future, but for now, we want to ask that you would pray that God would continue to be the one thing (person/entity) that DOES NOT CHANGE. God has been graciously sovereign during our entire journey, and we know that anything He brings our way is good for us, even if it is painful and difficult.
In spite of all of the unknowns in this entire process, here is one thing we know more now than ever. God cares more about our orphaned son than we do (and I can assure you, we care ALOT). Reading the Psalms the other day, I came across Psalm 10:14, 17-18. Here it is for those of you who haven't memorized the Psalter. :-)
"... to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper to the fatherless. O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more."
Being an Old Testament guy, I can't help but share some of the original Hebrew with you. When David says that God is "a helper to the fatherless," he uses a grammatical construction that portrays God's occupation or inherent character. In other words, the Helper to the orphan is who God is by trade. It's what he does so often that it can be said he IS this. So, since helping the fatherless is one of God's "occupations," and since God never changes, we know now more than ever that God is fighting on behalf of our little guy in the Congo. He is helping him. He is executing justice for him. He is intricately working the events of human beings in such a way the He will be most glorified by the ransom of this fragile Congolese soul into a family that desperately wants to love him. God is most glorified when we are most satisfied IN HIM. God is in control. God loves our orphan more than we do. God never changes. Liz and I are satisfied with that.
So we journey on. One foot in front of the other. One document after another. One signature after another. The same glory, the same pursuit, the same God who loves us through Jesus Christ. Please continue to pray for us.
Adam and Liz<><