Here is a little video of Sue we received lately. Some friends of ours adopted their child from the same orphanage that Sue lives in....they carried some gifts to her from us.
I praise you Lord:
You created Sue's inmost being;
you knit her together in her mother's womb.
I praise you because she is fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Sue's frame was not hidden from you when she was made in the secret place.
When she was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw her unformed body.
All the days ordained for Sue were written in your book before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
(Personalized version of Psalm 139:13-17)
I'm reading a book called "Calm My Anxious Heart" by Linda Dillow
In her book it talks about being content with being yourself. Being content with the way God created you. Several quotes made me sit in awe of how awesome our God is, and how he created us with such care:
"In Hebrew, the word translated wrought means "embroidered". It was the same Hebrew word used to refer to the skillful and artistic needlework in the curtains of the Old Testament tabernacle. When God fashioned you in your mother's womb...He embroidered with great skill. Although no one else could see you, God saw every detail of the formation of your body."
Linda Dillow quoted George MacDonald -- "I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God's thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking."
"God has a plan--a purpose--for each life."
"...it means that the Almighty Creator of the universe prepared a purpose for us to walk in. God acted with definite purpose when He created you because He had a plan for you to fulfill. How loved and unique you are! All of your abilities -- and your disabilities -- were created to fit the unique plan God has for you. No one can fulfill your purpose but you. And God's plan for you and His plan for me embrace for more than the events or circumstances that happen to us. They also embrace what God wants us to be and do and what He desires to do in and through us."
The Lord has preciously shown me that Sue was not a mistake when she was formed in her mother's womb. She was remarkably and wonderfully made. She is a rare beauty and He has a plan and a purpose for her. How awesome to be able to be apart of the story He is writing for her. We have done nothing, but the Lord is allowing us to be the parents of this remarkable girl....what a privilege!