Friday, September 24, 2010

Out of the mouths of babes

With my eyes half way open this morning at 6 a.m., I heard our 5 year old daughter in our master bathroom talking to Daddy while he was getting ready for work. She woke up with lots to say about God, heaven, love, etc.!!! I only heard tidbits of what she was saying, but one line that really caught my attention was this, "If we're not sure what God is telling us, then we need to read His Bible to understand!" Wow, it's that simple! From the mouth of our "baby" was the simplest explanation of how to understand what God is telling us to do!

During our adoption journey so far, we've encountered many ups, downs, highs & lows -- as to be expected. We continue to turn our hearts to God for answers during uncertain times. Many times, we've wondered, where is He sending us? What is His plan for us in this journey? Who is this child He's chosen for us? Many times the questions go unanswered, but we can always find answers/direction in His Word -- the B-I-B-L-E (as my 5 year old would say).

My 5 year old's words reminded me of His words: "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." Psalm 119:105

Thanks Kaitlyn for putting it all back into perspective! :)


  1. you have obviously taught your daughter well :) it's amazing the insight a child has into the complexities of life with such simple answers. i keep turning to my bible verses and all i keep seeing is to have faith and wait patiently. i would like a verse that says your 2 year old daughter is waiting for you in ethiopia and you will bring her home next may. where's that verse? lol.

  2. Love encouragement from our kids. :)