Friday, April 1, 2011

Room for One More

Room for One More - Cover 
When I was about 12 years old I received a copy of this book from my aunt and uncle for Christmas. I remember enjoying it, and for some reason as I have grown up it has always managed to remain a part of my library.

Room for One More * is the wonderful story of the Scott family who adopted 15 children from various countries of the world after having two biological daughters. I cannot fully explain what it is that I love about their story, but it is amazing to see how God carefully brought each of their 15 children into their family.

As Tyler and I prepare for our own adoption journey I have enjoyed reading this book again. Being reminded of God's incredible plan for our lives and encouraged to trust Him as He is leads us to grow our family through adoption.

When Tyler and I moved our family to Peru in 2007, it was evident that this was God's will for our family. Six years ago, I never would have imagined that God would be calling us to adopt, but I am so thankful that he is. Living and serving the Lord in Peru has given me so many opportunities to experience God's perfect faithfulness. He has always provided, watched over and cared for us. We are able to completely trust him because He is faithful. I am not saying that everything has been easy for us, but we have walked through each trial and difficult time because of Him.

We are not perfect people, nor are we perfect parents. We make tons of mistakes like everyone else and maybe even more than most.  But, God doesn't call us because of who we are or what we have accomplished. He calls us according to His will.  "The Lord did not set his heart on you and choose you because you were more numerous that other nations, for you were the smallest of all nations! Rather, it was simply that the Lord loves you." Deuteronomy 7:7-8  "God chooses people according to his own purposes; he calls people, but not according to their good or bad works." Romans 9:11-12  There are countless examples in God's Word of him choosing the phsyically weak, unpopular, the materially poor, or simple person to fulfill his will. I am thankful for these passages, they serve as reminders to me that I don't need to be "perfect" to be used by God, but willing to be obedient.

* Room for One More written by Nyla Booth & Ann Scott

1 comment:

Calley said...

I can't tell you how encouraging this was for me to read today. Thanks for sharing.