Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Night Before China

Its the night before we leave.  I have everything I can think of packed, and every piece of paper I think I might need printed.  I can't believe it is happening....FINALLY!  It seems like a lifetime, but I can see now why the Lord had us wait.  We are ready.  Mentally, spiritually, physically ready.  It makes me think about my very first post....the well watered garden...in Isaiah 58
"Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke?

"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?  

"Then your light will break out like the dawn, And your recovery will speedily spring forth; And your righteousness will go before you; The glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. 

"Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; You will cry, and He will say, 'Here I am.' If you remove the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness, 

And if you give yourself to the hungry And satisfy the desire of the afflicted, Then your light will rise in darkness And your gloom will become like midday.

"And the LORD will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.

He has gone before us...He has been in every detailThere is no way I can look back at this past year and doubt His plan.  He has worked in our lives, tearing down walls and building us up.  So all we can do is look forward, with such crazy excitement, knowing that He has been there.  That He has prepared a path that we could only walk down if we were following Him.  

And then, as if that wasn't enough, His glory will be our rear guard!  In the months and years to come, as that little guy grows, God will be glorified...and us?  Charles and I?  We get to be like a well watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail:)  What more could a girl ask for?

We covet your prayers, they have made a world of difference already....Tonight there is no stress, no nerves...just complete excitement and a feeling of being blessed beyond belief.  So thank you...

We will never be the same.


  1. Ha ha! I love Jamie's comment!

    God has done so much to bring all this to fruition! He stirred your hearts, caused you to step out in faith, trusting in Him, He poured out blessings and provisions!

    We are so excited to follow along this final step of the journey (Well it's really just beginning, but the end of waiting. Yes!)

    Soon Henry will be home. There will be ups and downs but you will have GRACE, and contentment and knowledge that God led you every step of the way!

    Blessings dear friends!
    Lydia (and family) <3

  2. CAN'T WAIT to see you there!!! God bless you every step of the way! XOXO