To me, these two signs perfectly represent what International adoption from India is like right now. And I'm not even in process! There are many who find themselves "in the waiting" right now with no certain or clear picture of what lies ahead of them on this journey. It is difficult for us, as we begin to talk about starting another adoption journey, to know exactly how to read these signs. Do we need to buckle our seat belts, and proceed toward India and the unknown with caution, or do we turn aside and begin to investigate another country? Right now, we have the liberty to make that decision. For those friends of ours, and those we don't know, I just wanted to share a word of encouragement that I came across this week.
Job, speaking from a place of total hopelessness and no control over his own life, speaks these words to his friends...
Job 9:4-11 (NLT)
For God is so wise and so mighty. Who has ever challenged him successfully?
"Without warning, he moves the mountains, overturning them in his anger.
He shakes the earth from it's place, and it's foundations tremble.
If he commands it, the sun won't rise and the stars won't shine.
He alone has spread out the heavens and marches on the waves of the sea.
He made all the stars - the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the southern sky.
He does great things too marvelous to understand.
He performs countless miracles."
Yet when he comes near, I cannot see him.
When he moves by, I do not see him go.
I was reminded that God is always working for his children. We may not see what he is doing, but we can rest with confidence that he is actively moving and the God who places the sun and stars in their place, and holds the oceans at bay, can easily bring his children to their forever home! Nothing can stop him from working his purpose!
Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act!