This morning as I was reading my devotional book I flipped through the pages and found where I had written the birth of our youngest son in this book. That day in this book might be the best devotional I have ever read. It was the timing that made it so wonderful. It was as if the author of this devotional knew that my Little Boy would be born on that day and that I would need to hear these words whispered to my soul. Isn't God good!
Our youngest son was adopted at birth. Our journey from paperwork to baby was about 15 months long. We prayed and prayed for our child that God had already pre-destined to be our child since the beginning of time. We prayed for his first mommy, we prayed for his arrival, we prayed for his spirit to be sweet, we prayed for us to be prepared to accept a child that we didn't create, we prayed for him to bond with us as his new parents. Our prayers were constant and they were without ceasing for this child that we knew nothing about.
The waiting game was hard. One of the hardest things I have ever been through. If you have been down this road you know the feelings that I'm speaking of. Some of you that read this are on this journey right now and you are waiting and wondering. Some of you are wondering if you will ever have a baby. Some of you are wondering if you will ever get your baby home from their country. Some of you reading this have felt God tugging at your heart to pursue adoption and you haven't moved yet.
My emotions during our 5 month waiting to be chosen time were all over the place. I was a wreck and wanted our baby then! God's timing is so perfect and I have realized this in more than one occasion in my life. To be able to look back on the past and see how God was working is a cool thing.
Here was the devotional from the day our little joy arrived on this earth. Please allow this to encourage you as you wait for your baby. Allow these words to resonate in your heart. Allow these words to bring you comfort in the pattern of the great designer of the world.
LOOKING BACK YOU WILL SEE THAT EVERY STEP WAS PLANNED. LEAVE ALL TO ME. EACH STONE IN THE MOSAIC FITS INTO THE PERFECT PATTERN, DESIGNED BY THE MASTER ARTIST.
IT IS ALL SO WONDERFUL!
BUT THE COLOURS ARE OF HEAVEN'S HUES, SO THAT YOUR EYES COULD NOT BEAR TO GAZE ON THE WHOLE, UNTIL YOU ARE BEYOND THE VEIL.
SO, STONE BY STONE, YOU SEE, AND TRUST THE PATTERN TO THE DESIGNER.
You see, God is the designer and he is fitting each stone together to make his perfect pattern. Be encouraged. Be encouraged. Be encouraged.
Wow What a beautiful devotion!!!! This really spoke to me today. We are finalizing our daughters adoption from Foster Care on Friday. It is a day that we never thought would get here. Thanks for allowing God to use you to share that.
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Please know this helps in our situation too…with all of the craziness of the media, etc…our friends are strugging…and this devotional is awesome…no matter what we are going through, God is there…He has the master plan. We don’t know why or who or what…but He does. He can sustain us through all of our times of happiness and struggle.
Thank you Jamie!
JAMIE!!! Here we meet again…on the computer! I will add you to my blog. Shawnah said you helped her get a blog up and running last night. I also started one last night. Stop by and lets catch up!!
I cannot BELIEVE how big our babies are getting!!
ok i am updated my “blogs i love” and adding you since i visit all the time … add me to yours and we will be blog sisters …. hee hee … love checking in on you … let’s swim soon!
oh and right on sister about God’s Master Plan for us and adopting. He is so awesome !!!
Wow! That is just an incredibly beautiful devotion, especially considering your adoption. God is just so amazing.
I can’t quite tell from the photo, but can I assume your son is African American or biracial? I ask because we have always felt God calling us to adoption (possibly older children at some point) and when we were ttc (it took 15 months) we looked into adoption. We read several articles about adopting a child of color and are keeping it in mind for our next child.
So anyway, this just really touched my heart and I wanted to tell you that you can see the fingerprints of God all over your darling hamper.