I received this email from a blog/facebook friend today and wanted to share it with you all as you continue to pray for Emma:
I wanted to thank you for your transparency on your blog. Your post about Emma and FAS really stuck me. I wish that I could fully explain my thoughts and feelings. I found myself praying in my kitchen about Emma and I was completely frustrated. I felt overwhelmed by the fact that God so loves Emma and her birth mother and you all at the same time. It was perplexing because my heart was breaking for Emma and her birth mother and you all at the same time. I guess I want it to be more cut and dry. Anyway, I was wrestling with this and other similar situations and I found this verse and I immediately wanted to share it with you.
1 Corinthians 1 (Message)
26-31Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.”
The part about exploits and abuses hit me. His ways are not our ways. I have a long way to go to understand His ways more. Just so you know you’re not alone in these feelings or in prayer. Thank you for sharing!