Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Coincidence? I Think Not!

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.  Ephesians 3:20 (The Message)

Coincidence? I Think not!

So often when things happen in our lives we think to ourselves, what a coincidence. This happened to my husband and I recently. We met someone for the first time, kind of random if you will. We found out that this person is a Christian. What a coincidence, so are we. We found out that this person likes Mexican food. What a coincidence, so do we! Seriously, I do not think any of this was a coincidence. I believe that God put us all in the same place at the same time for a purpose. I believe that we were able to talk and get to know this person a little bit because God had a purpose. One of the purposes was for this person to be an encouragement to my husband and I and I hope we too were an encouragement as well. We were able to share with this complete stranger about our adoption journey. Like most people we share our story with, this person told us how wonderful they thought it was. This is usually where the story ends, but this person, this complete stranger asks if they could make a donation to help with the expenses of the adoption. Of course we said no, that we had things all taken care of, NOT! We said that we would be grateful if they felt led to help us. This person pulls out a checkbook and writes a check for a significant amount. Coincidence? I think not. God knew that my husband and I needed a bit of encouragement and sent this person along to be that encouragement. It's not just about the money either, it is about the confirmation that situations like this bring to us that we are doing what God has called us to do. Thank you Lord for the sweet encouragement and thank you to this person who wants to remain anonymous. God used you to bless us.
Update on our adoption:
Our dossier has made it to the CCCWA and we are waiting on a Log in Date (LID). The biggest thing we are waiting on right now is the file to be completed on our little girl. It could be done anytime now, but it could also be two months from now. I am really praying that our adoption agency receives the file this month. This part has been by far the hardest part for me. Thank you for your prayers for our family, we do feel them.