Sunday, December 16, 2007

There Are No Coincidences

We definitely feel like we have been specifically chosen for this mission that God has us on right now. At times we've doubted ourselves and even questioned God - but He has shown us time and again to trust Him and He will lead us right where we are supposed to go. Some of the signs have been obvious, some of them we have had to really pray on and open our hearts, eyes, ears and minds to see.

I have learned countless life lessons throughout this process so far - but one thing that I know for sure is that there are no coincidences. God has a plan so much bigger and so much better than anything we can imagine here on earth. And just when you think you have it all figured out and you're right there in tune with God, He goes and shows you just how big He is.

This isn't just about us. We know that - it's about adoption and babies and people all around the globe, right? Well, yeah - but for the last 2 years God has been working right in front of our eyes. He has been building a community of friends and brothers and sisters in Christ right here in front of us. He has been making the proverbial villiage for us that may just be needed to raise a child.

He has worked in us but He didn't stop there. He has worked in people around us. He has worked in them - for them and for us. Does that make sense? He has surrounded us with prayerful people. People concerned about our well-being and the well-being of our child. People who love God and listen to Him when He speaks.

Selfless people. Humble people. People we love and respect and maybe took for granted. Ya know - I knew all this but I just didn't see it all until tonight.

We want to take a second to thank all of you. Every last one of you that God has put in our world. He is working in you all - whether you believe it or not. And we are so glad for that. We are thankful we have a God who is so big that he doesn't get bogged down in the things that bog us down. It's nothing for Him to change lives in the blink of an eye and change hearts and minds and souls at the same time.

We are thankful for every single person surrounding us in our lives and our community right now. And we are thankful there are no coincidences.


Anonymous said...

Amen. I feel this too. He is present in our lives, if we just notice. Prayers are answered as we have you both as part of our community. I never thought 1 year ago that in this short time we would be home and celebrating our first Christmas. Thanks be to God.

Thank you for your words that have expressed my feelings as well.


Unknown said...

Its been an awesome year with surprises around every corner. I had no idea one year ago that not only would we have awesome support, but a home church, a small group and LOVE!

Susan and Dan said...

Amen brother Tymm...the journey is the mission!!

Paula said...

Praise be to God! What a grateful heart you have. Happy Monday!

Unknown said...

We feel so blessed to. We have a big God! 2007 was a wonderful year.

You are surrounded by many who care and pray for you and your babies!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely! There are NO coincidences with our God. May God continue to shower you with His blessings and favor. Enjoy and savor His presence in your lives.

Laura said...


I second that! God has surely surrounded us with true lovers of Christ that walk in His footsteps! I am so thankful for these people that bless us daily.


polkadot said...

what a blessing you are to me.