“Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.” (Ps. 36:5)
One of the reasons why I am a blog writer for Sacred Story Ministries is because I love seeing people’s lives unfold, their stories told. As I am growing in my relationship with Jesus, I am learning He is involved in every little detail of our lives. No detail is too small for him. He is faithful.
One of my favorite writers, Elisabeth Elliott, once told a story of a woman who was hiking. She lost her contact lens and could not find it after looking everywhere. She continued hiking. Tired, she and her friends decided to rest. As they were sitting, one of her friends asked, “Um…did someone lose their contact lens?” Sure enough, a little ant was climbing up the mountain carrying her contact lens. He is faithful.
Does God care? Oh how often we ask that question. A year ago we began the process to adopt a baby from Korea and my faith was greatly tested. I remember God actually using Di’s story from the Sacred Story collection about adoption to encourage us.
It was an act of obedience to God’s call to care for the orphans and His call to grow our family. The fears outweighed the joys. We heard and saw all the worst case scenarios, the questions, the doubts and the raised eye-brows.
Then, a year later, we got the phone call. As the social worker recounted our precious 8 month old baby boy’s birth and biological history, we were in utter awe of how the Lord answered every single one of our prayers. Not one missed. He is faithful.
We still have a long journey to go with our adoption but we vow this story will be one of God’s faithfulness. His faithfulness does not just touch us but those around us and generations to come. That is why I love stories. God’s faithfulness is seen over and over. It began when He created this world and when He gave us eternal life through the death and resurrection of Jesus. The plot of all the stories God writes for us is to demonstrate His love. Will you let God write His story for you in year 2016?