Today is the day - we are having our first in person home study visit this morning! We are excited and a bit nervous! It's been about 3 months since we started this process. We've learned so much about the adoption process, Hungary and what a neat history they have, and about ourselves. Our free time has mostly been spent filling out paper work and getting forms together. It's been an interesting journey thus far with realizing just what a thorough undertaking this is. This isn't just a casual "sign some papers" process. (Not that we thought it would be). This is a vetting process. Both countries - the United States and Hungary - are wanting to know exactly who we are to make sure they know who this child will be going to. After all, this child is precious and deserves a thorough screening of parents to make sure they go to a worthy home - a home with a family who will love them and care for them and provide for them.
These are the moments I can't help but think about our own adoption in God's family. What wonderful peace we have from the realization that Christ is worthy. His perfect life, His sacrificial death, His victorious resurrection, His unconditional-far reaching-unfailing-steadfast love, makes Him the one worthy candidate to redeem the world. And that's a beautiful thing. We serve a good God. It's an intrinsically important aspect that we understand of who He is.
In the meantime - we have a visit in a couple hours to look forward to - so keep us in your prayers this morning!
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”