Todd and I have been enjoying the Advent devotions by Mark Neilsen, "What Are We Waiting For."
We have been setting a side time every day to read the lessons and we find some of them so fitting. Like on Sunday the title was, "Waiting in Hope." That could be the title for our adoption, waiting in hope, waiting in hope for our home study to be complete and approved, waiting in hope for our birth mother to pick us, waiting in hope for our child to be born, and waiting in hope to bring our child home and introduce the bundle of joy to all our family and friends!
The next title was "What To Do" What to do when you feel over joyed by all the love and support you have received? What to do when you feel ready just to beg every pregnant person you see to give you their child? What to do when you don't know what to do in the crazy joys of adoption?
The title today was "Living with Questions," this could summarize my life. I always say at work, "I have a question." Who does not have questions? Who really won't have a question when you don't know when you will have a baby added to your family? Or who won't have questions when you just want your home study to be complete so you can apply for grants towards the adoption? And who would not have questions when we live a life that is relying fully on God for guidance and strength?
In all the preparation for the season we are continually grateful for the support that we have received and we are thankful for the devotions that center us back on God. "I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given to you in Christ Jesus"
1 Corinthians 1:4
1 Corinthians 1:4
Closing Prayer: Lord Jesus, help us to be patient and to trust in your enduring love for us. Help us to follow you, to walk in your life-giving ways and Lord, help us to prepare our hearts to receive your guidance and love always! Amen
Meredith Peters (and Todd :)
7 Poplar Lane
South Dennis, MA 02660
*We are grateful for any and all financial support! Thank you to everyone who has supported us financial in this process to adopt!*