Monday, July 28, 2008
A Garment of Praise!
I have purchased one beautiful white linen dress for Baby M. She will wear it home from Ethiopia as a garment of PRAISE. I bought this dress on faith with a prayer that God would allow her to wear it before she grows out of it. It is displayed on her dresser as a reminder to us that God will complete this good work that he started. These verses from Isaiah 61:1-3 speak of the mission that God has sent us on with this adoption. "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor." It is our hope that through this adoption our girls would be eternally safe and comforted and their lives would speak of the righteousness and splendor of our Lord.
(The little ceramic plaque also resides on her dresser and says, "Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you".)