I have to share a God story! Back in November, I met a couple when I was photographing the engagement of their sister. I learned that this couple was adopting a little boy from China, and I mentioned that I offer adoption sessions and could take homecoming pictures of them at the airport when they returned from China. A few weeks later, we learned that their homecoming flight would be on Christmas night. I wanted to take their homecoming pictures, but was torn about leaving my own family on Christmas. I prayed about it, “Lord, what should I do?” And He gave me the verse of 1 Peter 4:10. “1 Peter 4:10” just popped in my mind! I was driving at the time, so I asked Siri, “What does the verse 1 Peter 4:10 say?” And after reading, I knew I had God’s answer. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” Wow. Just wow.
So, though Christmas day was a long day of visiting family and running on about 2 hours of sleep from the night before (my kids woke up at 3 am Christmas morning!), I was SO blessed to be there to capture Eli’s homecoming as his extended family saw him for the first time. Adoption is such a beautiful picture of love, and God gives us the perfect example of that as those who are Christians are adopted into HIS family. As I got in my car to head home from the airport, ‘Good Father’ was playing on the radio (which is the same song that was played when their sister got engaged). And that HE is! As I was looking up the lyrics to Good Father JUST NOW, it started playing on my random Apple radio playlist! WHAT A GOOD FATHER HE IS!
“I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide
But I know we’re all searching
For answers only You provide
Cause You know just what we need
Before we say a word.
You’re a Good, Good Father
It’s who you are,
And I’m loved by you
It’s who I am.
‘Cause you are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways to us.”
I just love it when I know, without a doubt, that God is speaking to me. And it is a reminder that He is always there. All we need to do is reach out to him.
I hope this God story blessed you, as it did me.