Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Mountain Tops and Valleys
I can't say a lot about what we have been through in the past week or so, I never know for sure who is reading this blog, that may be involved in this situation in some way.
It has been an emotional roller coaster of a week. We received a call from our adoption agency, telling us about a five year old girl who was adopted from the China Waiting Child Program, who was now being put back into the system, after only two months. Would we consider adopting her?
We were very anxious for about 12 hours and then Tim and I both had total peace. We were praying that God would place this child with the best possible family for HER. Whether that was us, or someone else, that was our first wish.
After a week of waiting, she was placed with another family. In the end, there were seven families who wanted her. We trust our agency and their decisions, and know that she will now be loved and cherished in her new home.
Some of the things this little girl had to deal with were ridiculous. A Social Worker somewhere, did not do their job. Her first adoptive family had no common sense and no idea what to expect with the adoption of a five year old.
So our struggle, has been WHY? Why put us through this experience? We know God always has a plan, and we may never know how His plan unfolds, but we do know it is ALWAYS for the greater good.
Oswald Chambers talks about times of exhalation on the mountaintop, but how God will never allow us to stay there. He wants us to descend down the mountain and lift up the people in the valley. We are made for the valley and the ordinary things in life. We simply have to trust God's plan. We think that every experience should teach us something, when in fact, it is to be turned into something better than teaching... character.
The mountaintop is not to teach us anything. It is to MAKE us something. -- Oswald Chambers