This was the Scripture in my devotional this morning. The Holy Spirit really impressed on my heart that this was a specific word for me today, I really didn't want to receive it, so inwardly I did the equivalent of putting my hands over my ears and said "La, la, la, la, la.." This is not for me today.
After all, today was the day Jim was going to pick up our boys' Visas. This is the EASY part of the Embassy process. You pick up the Visas and your Sealed Envelope, and you are on your way.
I called Jim at our appointed time expecting him to say all went well. I was excited to share with him that I got his and the boys tickets bumped up to tomorrow, so they would be home on Sunday rather than Monday.
It took me less than 30 seconds to realize that something was wrong. He told me that the boys' Visas were wrong and they were trying to correct the mistakes. I knew as he did that there was not much time for the Embassy closes early on Fridays. Without the Visas he and the boys would be going nowhere.
He told me to call back in 2 hours for an update..
I called. Things were still wrong. They had issued new Visas and those were full of mistakes too. By now the Embassy had been closed for 2 hours. He told me to call back again in 2 more hours...My heart sunk. I had already calculated that if they didn't get the Visas today the earliest they would be home was Wednesday.
I called, and Praise the Lord, the Visas were issued correctly. ALL is well. Jim spent 8 1/2 hours at the Embassy today. An Embassy worker and the guards worked for hours after they should have been long gone to get this done. Percy the AAI in country rep was with Jim the whole time, and a wonderful help. Talk about PERSEVERANCE!
We are so thankful that God once again stepped in and made away when there was none. Our adoption of Eben and Joel has been full of seemingly impassable obstacles. Each time God has stepped in and showed that He is in control . This is a gift. We know without a doubt these boys are meant to be in our family. God has shown us time and again. We are so thankful to Him..
And as a dear friend told me this a.m.
"Those boys must be SO special....satan doing things even in the last minute to discourage us"
To God be the Glory great things He has done!