Thursday, March 14, 2013

All things

There isn't a whole lot to report on our adoption other than our team in Russia is moving forward on another option, so that translates into more waiting.  We're doing okay in spite of all the ups and downs and we're still holding onto hope that this will all work it self out.  My devotion this morning was again just what I needed to read:)

A Bountiful Blending
Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God."
Romans 8:28

How wide is the assertion of the Apostle Paul!  He does not say, "We know that some things", or "most things" but "all things."  From the minutest to the most momentous;  from the humblest even in daily providence to the great crisis-hours in grace.
And all things "work"- they are working;  not all things have worked, or shall work;  but it is a present operation.  
At this very moment, when some voice may be saying, "Thy judgments are a great deep," the angels above, who are watching the development of the great plan, are with folded wings exclaiming, "The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His works" (Psalm 145:17). 
And then all things "work together."  It is a beautiful blending.  Many different colors, in themselves raw and unsightly, are required in order to weave the harmonious pattern.
Many separate wheels and joints are required to make the piece of machinery.  Take a thread  separately, or a note separately, or a wheel or a tooth of a wheel separately, and there may be neither use nor beauty discernible.
But complete the web, combine the notes, put together the separate parts of the steel and iron, and you see how perfect and symmetrical is the result.  Here is the lesson for faith:  "What I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter" (Macduff)

Sigh, I'm so glad God's got this and I don't have to worry about it.

We are really looking forward to seeing our family in AZ in just a few short weeks!  I am working on getting creative with snacks and activities for the drive down, going to be doing some research on Pinterest today for some fun ideas;)

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