Why We Call Our Blog the Miracle of More

The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Intimate Fellowship

Inspired by a phone call and our pastor....

I drove up under the carport today, gathering packages. The doctor has finally determined Ellie does have a UTI. I had her antibiotics. A friend's son is going on a mission trip. I was looking through the mail and found a letter asking for support.
Before I had time to read the letter, Stan had come out on the porch with the phone in his hand, pointing rather frantically.

I followed him inside, and he still hadn't told me who was on the phone. I thought it might be one of Ellie's doctors when Stan said, "Josie-Tatum, take the other phone to your mama."

Then, I knew.

It was Caleb.

Soon, I'll have a photo of him with much less hair. ;)

But, it was oh so sweet to hear his voice. We've received our first letter, but there is something so much more intimate when a parent hears the voice of a child.

He sounded good. He sounded strong. He sounded as glad to talk with us, as we did with him.

Then, tonight at church, our pastor asked,"Does God have favorties?"

And, as you might imagine he reminded us that we can draw as close to Jesus as we choose. Draw nigh unto God, and he will draw nigh unto you.

How intimate is your fellowship with your Heavenly Father?

And, if I was moved beyond words to hear from Caleb, how much more is our Father in Heaven moved when he hears from us?

He wants to talk to you....through his word.

He wants to hear from you....in prayer.

He wants to know you are as excited to hear fom Him as He is to hear from you?

How intimate is your fellowship?


God's Grace said...

Praise God Robbie, you are oh so right! Good to know God is touching your heart right now and doing His Healing, strenthening, and building up. He is oh so good to his children...Love you,Terry

Kim K. said...

How wonderful that you were able to talk to Caleb. What a beautiful post and reminder, Robbie.

Sleep well tonight. I hope Ellie's UTI clears quickly.

Karin said...

I had the same thoughts when we talked to Ryan for the first time. Soooo glad you were able to hear Caleb's voice and were home when he called!! We see Ryan this week!!! I can't wait!!

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