Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Do You Believe in Miracles?
So here we are...
At the final hour, or close to it...
And this is an excerpt from the email I received last night from our courier service:
"I honestly don't see how you are going to make the Wednesday flight. It would take a miracle to get the Embassy to bend and process them on Monday. May I suggest you get every prayer warrior you can think of on this? The only person who can get you on that Wednesday flight is the Lord Jesus, Himself. We'll try our best, but only God can make this happen in your time line. We add our prayers to yours."
Would it be a big deal if we didn't make the flight and had to leave a few days later? No, of course not. It is not life and death, it is not going to trigger famine or a war. It is merely a little family in Colorado trying to get to their daughters in Kazakhstan. Not even headline news, is it?
But wouldn't it be sort of fun to see God work something out here? When others say it is impossible to see that with God all things are possible? Not as a parlor trick or anything, but as another little way of showing with this adoption just how Mighty our God really is? After all, this was the adoption that was never supposed to happen...that we had been told years ago "You need to give up and move on, it is impossible.".
Welcome to Impossible!!!
We will not be throwing a fit if we are not on the plane Wednesday, for it is but a bump in the road after everything else all these years. We WILL be in Petropavlovsk soon enough.
But impossible? Never. I prefer improbable.
As far as I am concerned, our entire family is one big walking miracle and we have no right to ask for more.
But I am intrigued by what Laura at Assistant Stork wrote above. "Only God can make this happen on your time line.".
It has never really been our time line all along. If that had been true, those girls would have been home years ago. So whatever happens IS God's time line, not ours.
So right along with you, we sit on the sidelines at the moment with bated breath, wondering what God's timeline really is.
And while I won't expect it, I also wouldn't at all be surprised if a miracle was in the making.
At this point, NOTHING would surprise me.