Spring is slowly coming to the Maritimes. Sometimes it’s two steps back after one step forward, but we are occasionally seeing the sun. We are starting to wear flip-flops more often, and the winter gear is packed away. How refreshing.
Our family is eagerly anticipating a move. When? We don’t know yet. Where? Not sure. But, we are thankful that we have been in contact with several churches, and are starting to line up visits to those churches. Maybe one of these will be the right fit for our family to minister in? We’re excited to see what the Lord has for us.
I may be odd, but the thought of moving is exciting to me. I love thinking about how I will decorate the next house differently. What paint colors will we try? Which fabric, curtains, furniture arrangements, closet organizations? Even my cleaning schedule will get an overhaul. Love the thought of a clean slate and a “new” for us house.
And then, there’s a fresh start for our adoption process. We had started the process in New Brunswick, but we are likely moving to the States at this point. Each state has its own requirements that we will need to research. But, we will be free to use any agency in the whole country, which will greatly expand our options. This is so exciting to us as well! Looking forward to the day when we have our daughter home with us, and the fresh start that will be hers.
And isn’t our spiritual adoption all about fresh starts?
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Cor. 5:17-18
“For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.” Romans 8:22-23