I am reminded by Amy Carmichael’s testimony that God is “able to do exceeding abundantly” more than I can imagine! God’s greatness and sovereignty (Isaiah 40) are not confined to my most creative solutions. In other words, I have to guard myself from putting God in a box. Things do not have to come to pass just as I had imagined or planned for them. God’s thoughts are greater than mine.
And so it is, like in Amy Carmichael’s life, and every other follower of Christ through the ages, God is directing our steps. John was able to share with our church family last night that we are looking for open doors to pursue a senior pastorate position. This of course means that we may not stay in New Brunswick, or even Canada, for that matter. And so, as far as our adoption process is concerned, we cannot move forward until we are settled in our next area of ministry. The next step is a homestudy and deciding on an agency and country. So, while I wish in my heart that we could move forward right now, I know God is using even this to direct our steps to the exact little one He has chosen for our family. I am excited to look back even at this transition in ministry and see how He used it for His glory and purposes!
So, this is why there has not been any “adoption news” for quite a few months. But God has written adoption on our hearts, and we will joyfully renew the process when we can.