The Hansel Family

The Hansel Family

Saturday, May 25, 2013

it would be easier NOT to adopt

When we started this journey a year ago, we stayed quiet. We told only a select few. We told people we knew would support us, pray for us, and encourage us. We knew that telling the rest of our community would bring support, but also questions. We did not realize that this calling would bring hurtful words from those closest to us, and from strangers, unimaginable financial challenges, a severe spiritual attack on our marriage, and everyday hiccups that we now know have been thrown at us because of our bigger calling. But we serve a great God. One that knows our needs before we ask. One that will provide a place for us to live so we can provide a family for this little guy, in His timing. Do we doubt? Yes. Do we cling to Him as He slowly reveals His plan? Absolutely. The lilies of the field trust Him, why wouldn't we?

Please pray for us as we dig our heels in and continue this journey. We are aware that we could say no, no to this little guy, and a lot of our worldly "problems" could go away. But we refuse to give up. He's got this, and our little guy, on the other side of the world, in the palm of His hand.

Matthew 6:25-27
New International Version
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

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