Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"By continually coming she will wear me out."

I am this woman.
Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart, saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man. There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me legal protection from my opponent.’

For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.’”

And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge said; now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”
We received an update today. Our girl has still not agreed to the adoption. Our Skype call was successful in that she thought we were kind and "not scary" (love that!). However, she still wants to stay in Taiwan. She is comfortable in Taiwan.

I responded to my agency with two requests.

1 - That they will request permission for us to visit Taiwan and spend time with our girl.
2 - That they will translate and pass along a letter I wrote for her. In my letter, I told her that I want to be her mother and how much I love her. I told her that I will love her forever, long after she grows up and leaves our home. I explained that families offer a lifetime of love and support and that we want to give that to her.

Like the woman in the above passage, I will beg and beg and beg that my daughter will come home until God brings about justice and fulfills His promise to us. I will hold fast to my faith.

Lord, please bring my daughter home. Please change her heart. Please let her say yes.


Jason and Michelle said...

I hope that they agree to it. I am still praying that she will have a change of heart and say yes.

Carrie said...

Oh this weary story that is being written out for you to tell! Stand fast, my friend.

I am praying!

Mary M. Cline said...

Praying that the agency will grant your request and praying that Z will have a change of heart and want to come home to you.

Anonymous said...

I hope that the agency (and the little girl) agree, and that she will see the love that you have for her and agree to join your family.

Cassandra said...

Thank you, Mary and Jim! No word yet on our request to visit.

Julie Fukuda said...

I got behind in blog reading and ended up reading this post just before going to bed. Then I lay awake for many hours. I remember at that age moving from East Cleveland to Euclid just next door. With the move I got my own bedroom but had to say goodbye to my best friend. I went from a school where the students wore uniforms, to a school that was into the latest fashions (and all I had were middies and tailored skirts.) Though many changes were for the good, It took me many years to see them. I was not asked whether I wanted to move or not but I wonder what I might have said. Coming to live in Japan was no problem compared to that year but I came to a mother-in-law who really loved and wanted me. All I can offer is my continued prayers.