Friday, March 28, 2008

God knows...



A few people have asked whether Lindy's mei mei has a name. We have not chosen a name for her at this point and, honestly, we haven't even talked about it much. We do have some names on the table but we definitely aren't even close to a final selection and it appears we don't need to have one for quite a while. Every once in a while we'll ask Lindy what her mei mei's name is and she says, "Mei mei."

There is someone who does know her name and that is God. Today I have been thinking about God's omniscience. My dwelling on that really comes from a sad little thing that happened yesterday. In the late afternoon I heard a terrible crash into the window. I looked out to see a mourning dove which had fallen to the ground and within seconds it died. I remembered that the Bible talks about how God even knows when a sparrow falls to the ground...

It really is so hard as a human to fathom that God knows who this little one's birth parents will be, when she'll come into this world, what her Chinese name will be, what we will name her, and when we will meet her for the first time. It gives me peace knowing that someone has the answers, though, even when I don't.

"He counts the number of the stars; he calls them all by name." Psalm 147:4

"For he looks to the ends of the earth, and sees everything under the heavens." Job 28:24

7 comments:

Tonya said...

That was beautiful Lisa.
Tonya

Jcbaron99 said...

Thanks Lisa, for reminding me of this. I really need to hear it alot right now - trying to be positive and not down about all this roller coaster stuff - like I'm the only overdue person in the world. Anyway, I'm thankful I can always come to one of your blogs and find some uplifting wisdom when I'm too caught up in my own thoughts to think straight.
Love,
Cristie

Laurie said...

Thank you for sharing the story. It hit home for me today since we're also in that very long line to return to China. I sure wish you'd post more- you always have good/funny/interesting insights. :)

Cammie said...

Amen and Amen!

mommy24treasures said...

oh what a lovely heartfelt post. Yes... He knows. It is so comforting and reasuring...

Kate said...

You are so right Lisa. I am feeling more than a little discouraged about the whole adoption thing right now. It was helpful to read your post. I am going to step away from the adoption for awhile to enjoy the miracle I already have, but once again, thanks for somehow writing just what my soul needed to hear.

With love,

Kate

Heather said...

Oh Lisa - you are so wise and so insightful. On the days when those positive thoughts are not flowing freely, come rest on my shoulder and we'll carry it together to Jesus...I get exasperated for my friends waiting already and I know the road ahead is one without a definitive ending at this point.

Your posts truly make me step back and evaluate what the Lord is trying to tell me today - you are a gift in my life.

I love you -
H