Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Psalm 30:11-12

WOW! As I study for my Beth Moore class, I came across a verse that made me stop and just think how perfect it was for our adoption story. In all honesty, it might not be for Kevin's or Joshua's personal experience with this adoption, but it is as if it was written specifically for me. It is:

You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy
that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.
Oh Lord, my God, I will give you thanks
forever.

I can think back on some of the darkest times during this two and half, almost three-year journey and remember the times when there was most definitely wailing and sackcloth. I can almost see the end now. I can "taste" the joy and feel the cloth of it that will clothe me. I feel my feet begin to vibrate in the beginnings of the "dance". My heart has begun to hum in anticipation of the song it will sing.

And, as always, I will continue to give credit, praise and thanks to the One who continues to make it all possible. Forever.

As I continue looking through the rest of my study, I feel as if He is sitting here saying, "This is to prepare you. You are close." Look, as I have at the quotes and the section titles and be amazed and His timing.

God never more closely surrounds us than when He lifts us to His breast and carries us HOME.

Our mouths were FILLED WITH LAUGHTER then, and our tongues with SHOUTS OF JOY. Then they said among the nations, 'The Lord has done GREAT THINGS for them.' Psalm 126:2

Those who sow in tears will reap with SHOUTS OF JOY. Psalm 126:5

VAIN LABOR (section title) - Godless labor + little sleep = the futile expenditure of energy

WOW again! I feel like we are so close to the filling of laughter and the shouts of joy and the great things to come. And, there is the reminder of not filling our lives with Godless labor, robbing ourselves of sleep and the futile expenditures of energy.

1 comment:

Dennis & Kathy Irwin said...

What an awesome verse. Thanks for sharing!!
Kathy