We looked to the God of the Universe in trust anticipating that His infinite creativity would weave both the good and bad of this situation into a lovely design; we humbly approached His throne and acknowledged that He is in control, nothing came to us before it passed through His hands; we asked that He not let our minds get entangled in tomorrow's concerns; we trusted that He would fully equip us to handle the difficulties He allowed in our lives; we refused to indulge in feelings of regret because they could quickly breed resentment; we affirmed that God is sovereign over our circumstances.
We acknowledged that He might let us bend, but He would not let us break.
We went through the fire, holding on right down to the wire.
We did not fear bad news, our hearts were steadfast trusting the LORD.
We cried. We grieved. But God never released our hearts to move on BECAUSE...
He knew the call would come...the one where our caseworker told us of the unexpected, the unlikely, the miraculous news that 'Thunder' and 'Lightning' were still available for adoption and we still had a chance to be considered for them.
The director of the orphanage in Chiquitines has requested that our dossier be transferred to her for review by their Committee! An official referral allowing us to move forward with the adoption of these boys may be in our future after all.
The God who can do so many awe-inspiring things, immeasurable things, things greater than we could ever ask or imagine, has kicked the closed door WIDE open, and standing on the other side are two little boys still waiting for their forever family. OUR boys...our 'Thunder' and our 'Lightning', the boys who have captivated our hearts and minds are still there...still waiting. He never released our hearts to move on because He knew. He knew that...
with Him all things are possible.
He is the author of this story.
The door WAS closed...
"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18