Tuesday, April 22, 2014

a year ago today

Exactly one year ago today, we walked into an appointment with the SDA of Ukraine, listened to a vast amount of Russian spoken between our facilitator and the ministry official, and then we were dealt a heart crushing blow when told we could not adopt Paulina, and should just go home.  

"In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water

    that he channels toward all who please him."

Proverbs 21:1

Within 48 hours, God did what only He can do.  He changed the hearts and minds of men.  He worked a miracle.  And He forever changed our lives.
Upon being asked by the king what god would rescue them when he threw them into the fire,
"Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.
Daniel 3:16-18

This time in our lives is hardly expressible to us.  It fills up the deepest parts of us.  Our walks with Jesus, our faith, our love for Paulina.   It is just too much to speak into words.  We are beyond thankful for our God who gave us such a beautiful gift.  

For more of our time in Ukraine, check out the Paulina page and follow those links.

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