This blog is a chance for us to tell our story and shine the light on the God who wrote it.

It is also a place for me to bring into the spotlight the millions of orphans around the world who are waiting for the Body of Christ to fulfill God's command to "care for orphans and widows in their distress" (James 1:27)

Soli deo Gloria... (All Glory to God Alone).


Mei's Dedication

All through our journey to bring Mei home, I looked forward to the day when I would be able to bring our daughter before our church and dedicate her to the God who brought her to us. She has always been His, of course, as have all my other children. But for me, this day was like an offering... a chance to stand before others and proclaim the goodness of our God. Truly, this day was an act of worship- my heart was filled to overflowing with praise and thanksgiving... not just because of the gift of now having Mei in our family, but also because of all the other gifts that have come along this journey. The gift of seeing God work, hearing Him speak to our hearts, knowing that He chose us to parent this precious child of His, and then watching His miracles of transformation in her every day...

Really, to put it simply the greatest gift we've been given in this past year or so is this: Christ. Just to know Him a little more than we did a year ago. That is a gift indescribable. I wrote this quote from Oswald Chambers in my Bible years ago and I think it sums up why my heart was so filled with worship as we celebrated Mei's dedication at church.

"My goal is God Himself. Not joy nor peace nor even blessing, but Himself, my God."

Before Mei even came home, we knew the verses that we would share for her on her day of dedication.

"You will be called by a new name
that the mouth of the LORD will bestow
You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD's hand,
a royal diadem in the hand of your God,
No longer will they call you Deserted...
But you will be called Hephizbah (my delight is in her)...
for the LORD will take delight in you...
(You) will be called the Redeemed of the LORD;
and you will be called Sought After,...
No Longer Deserted."
(Isaiah 62: 2b-4a, 12)

And it is our prayer now that our sweet Mei Chara would know the true depths of the love her Father has for her... The One who sought after her, redeemed her, and delights in her.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Can't wait for our dedication. We haven't dedicated Grace, Josh, OR Lily. We have struggled with our church home, and now that we are truly home, we will dedicate all three kiddos to God on Mother's Day. Such a great opportunity to declare our commitment to God by promising to raise our children for His delight!