Just recently I got the opportunity to be humbled…again. God often has a way of humbling me at the most unexpected times and revelaing just how mighty and gracious He is while showing me how far I fall short. During those times I realize just how wonderful God’s plans are in comparison to anything I could ever design for my life. I wanted to share one of those times with you, since it relates to our adoption.
I recently got a lovely handwritten letter from this friend who has such a heart for Christ it is a pleasure to be with her. As with many of us, she stays at home with her children and her family has very little money to spare. Upon opening the letter, I found a $50 bill along with a note letting me know the money was for our adoption. I was very grateful and humbled to see such a generous bill. A few days later I got the chance to thank her and also let her know that we were accepted to begin fundraising support through Lifesong. I let her know that I would love to offer her the opportunity to give directly to Lifesong and receive a tax deduction for her kind gift. She simply said, “Thanks, Melinda, but just keep the cash. You see that was my Christmas money and I felt like God was saying to give it to your family for your adoption.” With tears in my eyes I quietly thanked her and lifted up a silent prayer to God, thanking Him for allowing me the privilege to humbly receive this sacrificial gift towards our adoption. All I could think as I walked away was, “how did I spend my Christmas money?”