Friday, February 26, 2010

"God alone is sovereign and in control of his creation."

Our family has been watching the winter Olympics as I am sure that many of you have as well. We heard for days leading up to the Olympics that the chosen sight of Vancouver did not have enough snow. It was reported that they were actually even trucking snow in from other places! One reporter pointed out the fact that 49 of the 50 states of the United States had snow, and plenty of it, but Canada did not. It appeared that the entire country of Canada and certainly the Olympic committees were frustrated with the lack of snow and warm temperatures. Then, the other day while watching events we were told that some were rescheduled due to snow storms! Man could not control the weather. What an obvious reminder that we, people, are just mere specks and not the creator of this universe! We have no control over the wind, snow, or rain. God alone is sovereign and in control of his creation.

But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding. When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses. Everyone is senseless and without knowledge. Jeremiah 10:12-14a

That hit me hard as I partner with couples on their journey of adoption. So while I may tend to think that we find families for the precious babies that these birth mothers place, I am reminded of God’s sovereignty……over creation, over all. It is God who places a baby in the womb of a woman. It is God who causes it to grow. It is God that leads the birth mother to come to Lifeline. It is God who ordains which baby will be parented by the birth mother and which one will be placed for adoption. It is God who will lead couples to pursue adoption. It is God who will lead those couples to Lifeline. It is God who will lead the birth mother to choose a certain couple. And all of this is done in God’s time and not mine.

I know this, as believers, we all know this. But it is such a good reminder to me that I cannot make things happen or not happen by myself. It is only through God and his sovereignty. I can rest in that. In that I find peace. Sweet brother and sister in this journey of adoption, you too can find peace in knowing that our Lord is in control and that nothing will happen quicker than he wants it or later than he desires.

Renee Griffin
Domestic Social Worker

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