Glory Be! She's FREE! We have a new Daughter!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

We have a hope!

When we first began our journey to Ethiopia, I felt the Lord giving me a song (while shopping at Marshall's) that was specific to our adoption and to the child that would eventually become our daughter. I have played this over and over and it is one of my favorite songs from my childhood.  Ava's room is done in sparrows as a reminder of the promise God spoke to me.   Today, I have needed this.  God knew how important these words would speak life into me.  I feel like there is hope.  God is watching over us and Ava.  

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

Why should I feel discouraged? 
Why should the shadows come? 
Why should my heart feel lonely? 
And long for heaven and home 

When Jesus is my portion 
A constant friend is He 
His eye is on the sparrow 
And I know He watches over me
His eye is on the sparrow
and I know He over watches me
His eye is on the sparrow
and I know He watches me

I sing because I'm happy 
I sing because I'm free 
His eye is on the sparrow 
And I know He watches me (He watches me) 
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches (I know He watches)
I know He watches me

(I) I sing because I'm happy 
I sing because I'm free 
His eye is on the sparrow 
And I know He watches me (He watches me) 
His eye is on the sparrow
I know, He watches me
He watches me
He watches me
I know
He watches me.

"Thank you Father for watching over our sweet daughter in Ethiopia.  I pray that you would bring peace to our home, restore our faith and release our daughter in YOUR TIMING.  Remind me Lord, that you are sovereign and just.  You have a plan for us and for Ava.  Thank you Lord for the goodness around me and for friends and family that have been an encouragement to us today.   Remind me Father as we wait for a new court date that I do not have to worry or fret over Ava B--she is in your hands.  Your eyes are upon her and Lord I sing because I am happy and Ava will be FREE.   In Your Name--Amen"

4 comments:

Cindy Foote said...

mmmmmm... that's good. In the words of our friend Neil McClendon - I'd like to wrap that up and smoke it. That song coming from your heart today is a fragrant aroma of sacrifice and worship to our Lord.

Alison said...

hope springs eternal.

Debi said...

Kara,
Hold onto that hope. As you hold onto God unfailing hand, God's grip on you and sweet Ava will not let you go.
The joy of the LORD is your strength.
Love and hugs and prayers,
Debi

We are THAT Family said...

I just got thru printing out that verse on tiny pieces of paper for your shower on Sunday.....and then I read this.....

His Eye is on the sparrow and He's watching over you.