When it all began, everyone around us thought we were doing too much, too fast. That we were really naïve about bringing home a baby girl from Ethiopia, only to decide right away to also adopt a six year old. A boy older than our biological boys, which is apparently a major no-no.
But we knew with overwhelming confidence it’s what God was calling us to do, so we just smiled, said “thanks for the advice,” and continued on…praying and gripping Christ and His faithfulness with white knuckles, all the way.
It sounds a little cliché though, doesn’t it? It sounds so simple, so streamlined and easy. Wrapped up in a pretty little box with white satin ribbon holding it tightly together.
Trust even when things are scary, even when you have no idea how it’s going to work out, even when your friends and family don’t necessarily support your calling. What then?
I love going back to The Message version of the Bible when I want to read a passage in a new light.
Here is Ephesians 2:10 again, actually here are verses 7-10.
He’s got this! We just need to say “YES!” and hold on tight.
Really, really, tight.
Swing back on Thursday for the second half of this post.