But I am also nervous for Abbi. As much as my heart knows all the love and attention she will receive once she is in my arms...she does not. I am a stranger. I do not look, smell, sound or even talk, like the only people she has known for her short sweet life. I will take her from the friends she fought life's battles with. I will take her past the walls that she called home and held any memory she ever had. Her sweet life will be completely turned upside down!
But that is what our God does to our lives isn't? When we say yes...our lives change upside down. And just like for Abbi, though it may be terrifying in the dark, when the sun comes up in the morning, it all starts to make sense! Our new normal starts to make sense! And it is beautiful! Not easy, but beautiful! Just like when an artist is painting a beautiful canvas, at first you can not even begin to imagine where they are going with it. But slowly over time you are blown away with the details! With the lines and the shapes, the strokes and the attention put into every step taken, to create the Grand Design! He is in it all! And Praise God for that! For there are so many times when I want to take that paint brush and design it how I deem fit, but when He orchestrates it, it is so much more grand! Because let's face it, when an artist paints a canvas, he knows what His end result is going to be! Why would I try and take the paint brush from his hand and try to paint it for him?! That just wouldn't make since! So daily we need to make the choice to hand over the paint brush to the GREAT DESIGNER and let HIM deign our canvas!
So please pray for safety pray for our sweet Abbi's heart, but also pray that daily you can release the paint brush to the grand artist so He can create a beautiful masterpiece in your life! What is He asking you to release so that your life is not just good but beautiful!
I leave you with this...Come Alive friends! God has something amazing for us if we will just Rise!?
Come Alive (Dry Bones)
And just like He promises...He will provide! We have all we need to bring Abbi home!!
In the meantime check out these cuties who so need mamas of their own!!!