Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Crystal Blue

Crystal blue, crystal blue
Are the precious pools I gaze into
To see reflected in their glance
The soul of a child who longs to dance.

And when I look I think I see
Glistening hope looking back at me
A spark of courage flashing bright
Shining with crystal blazing light.

But what’s behind those crystal eyes-
Behind this heart that God made wise?
I pray I might have strength to dare
To hope to see Christ’s healing there!

Crystal blue, crystal blue
These eyes that hold me in their view
What mysteries beyond them lie?
For I have never seen them cry.

They speak to me of bravery
And compassion rises up in me
They seem to seek to trust e’re long
To find a refuge and a home.

Crystal blue, crystal clue
Eyes of this child show me what is true
So the lines of your Spirit we can read
And we can learn to meet your need.

Anthony Foster
June 15, 2011

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Amazing Graces

I have just been perusing an old blog written by an amazing family that was used of God to protect and guard our daughter when she was at a critical point on her journey to our forever family. They could not legally mention her name, but the Lord led me to their site anyway.

I don't know if they will ever know the miraculous story of our daughter and how it got so much worse before it got so much better. I do know that Jesus knows and knows perfectly how many prayers were instigated during this long process and how perfectly He had it all planned, firstly to His Glory and secondly for our good both individually and as a forever family.It amazes me that as they were praying on their blog for our daughter, I can now document the steps that God was moving us through as we were navigating the "system" ourselves in pursuit of adoption as an "adopt only" family. And it turns me to jelly. I am undone.