Thursday, March 11, 2010

Apple of My Eye

For several weeks I've been pondering the phrase the "apple of my eye". That's hard to say about one of your children when you have five or three or even two because it implies favoritism. However, that phrase is exactly how I feel about Christian and I've been keeping these thoughts all to myself. I researched the phrase this morning and low and behold that was the precious comfort I've been needing from my Father. I think the reason I've been thinking about that phrase was because at the right time, He had something to say to me about it.

This is what appeared when I Googled it:

It also appears several times in the Bible, for example, Deuteronomy 32:10 (King James Version)

He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

My little one was found in a desert land, a waste howling wilderness. Christian is the apple of God's eye and He has kept Christian and has given him to me to keep as the apple of my eye. It's o.k. of me to keep him as the apple of my eye. That's right there in scripture!

Can you see it!!!

Listen to this, my prayer for Christian has always been protection. Something inside me (Holy Spirt) always knows when something is up...this is the other scripture:

and Zechariah 2:8:

For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

Christian is safe, he's protected. The Great I AM is his protector

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Almost There

We had our children's picture made last Sunday afternoon. It was in a beautiful field of daffodils and it will be the first portrait of the five children as a complete family. We sign our adoption agreement for our little boy next Thursday! I was so afraid that this day wouldn't come and almost afraid to pray for it for fear that the answer would be no. I cannot imagine a day not knowing that my little boy is safe and loved. As for that portrait. It is symbolic to me. It is the last picture before things change forever. Jana will be leaving for college this fall and Christian is a brand new forever son. And the daffodils....they remind me that God is so faithful to array the lilies of the field and the beautiful array of colors that He painted my family is of His design!