“Advent is about awakening again to the inner miracle: God with us. “
So thankful that Mei is with us. Just with us. And my heart dances with wonder and joy as I recognize His grace that she would come now. Right now in this season of Advent with our hearts all slowed down and waiting and remembering the Gift. “Emmanuel”- God with us. Mei has always been a gift- that gift of 'chara' joy she's brought to our family as we've learned to trust Jesus to bring this all to fruition.
And here as we walk out this miracle of adoption, we are awakened again to the nearness of God. Somehow... now two adoptions later it is still a mystery to me... Somehow God takes what was broken and bereft of hope and breathes new life into it. He takes a child- alone and sick and scared- and a family on the other side of the planet who knows that they are not yet complete... and makes a new family. He redeems that which seems lost. Because that is what He does. And it is all just grace that we get to be a part.
Jesus, awaken my heart to see you this season. Amidst all the things that we have made Christmas to be- all the “magic” we must create to bring "joy" to the season... As if you were not enough.
O Lord, let me not be blind to the miracle... Love come down.
You came. You came into our mess, our brokenness. You came!
Jesus, I just want you to know that is enough for me. You are enough. Always enough.
All the longing
All the waiting
And now- here she is
The gift... the child
In all our longing
And all our waiting
May we never miss
The Gift... the Child