Tuesday, February 23, 2010

WE'RE LEAVING IN 3 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As my husband so wisely reminded me this a.m., as I about went insane waiting to hear from our agency, nothing is "final" until we're home from Ethiopia with our son. But, our travel dates we're CONFIRMED by the U.S. Embassy, so, Lord willing, we will be on a plane out of Indy, headed to Ethiopia, on Friday afternoon!!!! It doesn't quite seem real yet, since it's been a "maybe" for so long!

If you are reading this, I request that you pray for orphans in general, but specifically right now for Ethiopia and this new policy they are seeking to institute that will affect the lives of so many. I understand the reasons for the policy change, but my heart breaks for the children who will have to wait longer for their family, and the families on this end who have to keep waiting. There are even some who were supposed to travel with us this week who will not be able to. So while we are rejoice, there is still sorrow for those who still wait.

This Psalm was brought to my attention by another family in our travel group - it has been a huge encouragement to me as I've read and prayed through it over these last few days!

Psalm 145
Great Is the LORD
A Song of Praise. Of David.
I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you
and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,
and his greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall commend your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
The LORD is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The LORD is good to all,
and his mercy is over all that he has made.
All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD,
and all your saints shall bless you!
They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
and tell of your power,
to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
[The LORD is faithful in all his words
and kind in all his works.]
The LORD upholds all who are falling
and raises up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food in due season.
You open your hand;
you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
The LORD is righteous in all his ways
and kind in all his works.
The LORD is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
he also hears their cry and saves them.
The LORD preserves all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD,
and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.


The Stephensons said...

Do you need anything for your trip? I'm sure we have it, if you need it.

Lynn Stephenson

Monica said...

Praise God!!!! So exciting

Stephanie said...

Wonderful and exciting news, Sarah! Our prayers are with you for safe travels to bring your son home!

Josh, Candace & Cole said...

YAYYYYYYYYYY!!! I'm so excited for you guys! What an amazing answer to prayer.

Andrew and Esther Brunk said...

That is the best news! It's just amazing in a matter of hours you will hold your Isaiah! Praying still!

Ben Layer said...

So excited for you! Praying and praying for you all! Love, Sarah

Matt & Nicki said...

So happy for you guys! Hope all goes smoothly and that there are no more bumps along the way:)