Saturday, June 13, 2009

Discouraged: how much longer must we wait??

Simon and I were talking last night and decided that Friday is the hardest day of the week for us...you are asking, "Why, you guys are crazy, who doesn't LOVE Friday?"

To us, it means another week has gone by with no court date; our baby boys are another week old; we have missed out on another week of our babies lives; our babies have had to go to sleep another 7 more times without hearing their mommy and daddy tell them they love them. That's why we hate Fridays.

Pretty depressing isn't it? Well, as only God can do, He brought me out of the dumps through the message of our wonderful Pastor Alan tonight.


Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread for those people to eat?" He asked this only
to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do. Philip answered
him, "Eight months' wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have
a bite!" Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up. Here
is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they
go among so many?"
John 6:5-9

We all know the rest of the story...Jesus takes the five loaves of bread and two small fish and feeds the entire group of 5,000. What about that little boy who gave
his food to Jesus, he may have given his entire families food for the day to
Jesus.

Do we give Jesus all of our resources so that He can multiply in ministering to
others?

This message reminded me of how Simon and I gave our resources (our money, our hearts, the hearts of our kids) to Jesus in order to step out in faith to adopt a baby from Africa. We have seen how our choice has allowed us to minister to others about adoption. I feel more a peace now after the gentle reminder from our loving Father that He will deliver our baby boy to us. We gave Jesus our resources and we will see Him use them to multiply!!!

2 comments:

Natasha said...

Wonderful post:-) I definitely know what you mean about Fridays-we moved to #1 on the wait list last week and i dreaded seeing Friday night come because that meant no chance of a referral for 2 days-Here's hoping for GREAT news this week!! Hang in there-God's timing will be perfect!

Kari said...

Jessica,

I hear you! I hated Fridays when we were going through the process for Tensae and now I am on pins and needles waiting to hear from Rwanda. There is however a time and place for everything for sure!

Kari