Last night in choir practice we were singing a modern rendition of the old hymn "Great is Thy Faithfulness". The words were the same, just a little different tune:
Great is thy faithfulness, Great is thy faithfulness,
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I hath needed, thy hand hath provided
Great is they faithfulness, Lord unto me
After we were finished practicing the song, our choir director asked us, "Can any of us think back to a time when God was not faithful?"
I know I sure couldn't think of such a time. He's always been faithful to me. And yesterday, he showed us so much of his faithfulness.
First, we found out that we had been accepted into America World's Eternal Family Fund. This is a fund that allows family and friends to make tax deductible donations to an account set up just for us. We are eligible to receive $9,000 in donations, and every bit of it goes towards our adoption expenses. More to come on this later, including how you can help, and some other fundraisers we will be doing.
Second, we found out that because Zack is a full time youth minister, we qualify for the minister discount offered by America World. This will save us around $2,000 which is a huge blessing, and not something we were counting on.
Third, when I got home from work yesterday and checked the mail, I found our police clearance forms! They came much earlier than I expected, as I only sent them last week! This is really exciting because now our social worker can release our homestudy, which opens up lots of opportunities.
Fourth, it looks like a rep. from America World is going to be able to attend the adoption fair!
Needless to say, at the end of the day, we were in awe of God's faithfulness. This has been a great week.