Monday, December 8, 2008

Just stand and watch

As part of Sunday school we have been picking out some "Mega Scriptures." Over Thanksgiving, we had a time of reflection on God's word and we went over Psalm 103. I think this is a "Mega" chapter because it defines some of God's character. He forgives your sin and heals all your diseases. He ransoms you from death and surrounds you with love and tender mercies...

Today I came across a list of all the miracles of Jesus that are recorded in the Bible and I was overcome with gladness and thankfulness. These prove that God is a God of restoration! Here is some of the list:

5,000 people are fed
Stills the storm
Demons sent into pigs
Jairus' daughter raised from the dead
Diseased woman healed
Heals the paralyzed man
Leper is healed
Peter's mother-in-law is healed
Withered hand is restored
Demon-possessed boy cured
Walks on water
Blind receive sight
4,000 fed
Fig tree withered
Centurion's servant healed
Dumb healed
Mute speak
Widow's son raised from dead
Ten lepers cured
Ear restored
Lame walk

I know that I can be secure and safe with a God who has plans for my good. Today in Exodus I was reading where God was leading the Israelites out of Egypt to the Red Sea. The people became afraid when they saw the Egyptians pursuing them but Moses said, "Don't be afraid. Just stand where you are and watch the Lord rescue you."

I feel like I need that word today. Our adoption progress is slow and may be changing course right now. I know that God has called us to this at this time but... once in awhile I begin to panic like the Israelites-- God says to me, "Stand where I have put you and watch me work."

We are also praying for Julianna's eyes right now. I have noticed that her left eye crosses when she focuses. I ask Julianna if she believes Jesus will heal her and she does...I believe it too. We have an appointment at the doctor tomorrow.

We have been having fun this Christmas season. For the first time, Julianna is really excited about all that is going on and can actually understand a little bit about what Christmas is all about---"Baby Jesus!" My favorite Christmas Classic is on tonight--Charlie Brown. Thank you Charles Schultz for telling the REAL story!!!!