It's finally here; our day in court! We will be in front of the judge at 9:30 a.m. and the children will be questioned around 10:00. The judge and the jury will be deciding tomorrow whether or not it is in the best interest of the children to be adopted by us. Please pray for wisdom and peace for us as we answer each of the judge's inquiries and for the children to be confident in their desire to become a part of our family. If all goes well, we will be posting our "new family" picture tomorrow (Wed.)!
Here's an old hymn that we sing at fellowship occasionally, and I was reminded again of these comforting, encouraging words today...
The mercy of God is an ocean divine,
A boundless and fathomless flood;
Launch out in the deep, cut away the shore line,
And be lost in the fullness of God.
Launch out, into the deep,
Oh, let the shore line go;
Launch out, launch out in the ocean divine,
Out where the full tides flow.
But many, alas! only stand on the shore,
And gaze on the ocean so wide;
They never have ventured its depths to explore,
Or to launch on the fathomless tide.
And others just venture away from the land,
And linger so near to the shore
That the surf and the slime that beat over the strand
Dash over them in floods evermore.
Oh, let us launch out on this ocean so broad,
Where floods of salvation o’erflow;
Oh, let us be lost in the mercy of God,
Till the depths of His fullness we know.