Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
Last night in our Middle School student service we introduced Sophie to the students. Sophie just kind-of looked at all 75 of them wondering what was going on. I told the students not to clap and be loud and they were very sensitive with Sophie. The service was more of a Show and Tell service. I showed them, introduced them to Sophie and then told them about our journey to get her. Sherry and Sophie went back home after the introduction. They were glued to the projector screens as I showed them each video. I concluded with a challenge and encourgagement from Ephesians 1:3-6(quoted above)
God came and got us through Jesus!! Our journey has showed me so much more about the plans, love, power, and goodness of God.