Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Leaving Corey in God’s Hands

Saying good bye is never easy. Distance makes it harder. When we saw our foster grandchild at Christmas time we did not expect that it would be our last time to have him in our home. But it was. Corey and his sister, Dawn will be returned to his father and grandmother tomorrow. Social Services thinks this is best for him. I must say that I do not agree. It is one thing to return a child to a parent who has repented and changed but another to send the child back into the same situation. Unfortunately, we don’t get to make the decision. Therefore, we must trust God.

I can’t help but know that Romans 8:28-29 is true. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren;.

We know that God causes all things to work together for our good and His glory for those who love God. Angie and Jeremy love God and trust Him with their lives. This last year has brought many frustrations and heartaches for them. It has also served to stretch their faith and trust in the Almighty. They have nothing to be ashamed of. They have opened their home and their heart to a child that is not their own. This is far more than the average family would do. Angie and Jeremy and the kids have done their best to instill in Corey the things of the Lord. Things a 3 year old can grasp and comprehend.

Now the real test comes. They (we) must leave him in the hands of their God and Father. We do not know what the future holds for Corey, but we do know who holds his future. And that is comforting. Angie and Jeremy can only do so much and then the rest is up to God. He has a plan for Corey that we don’t understand. Nonetheless it is His plan. If we are going to trust God, then we must trust Him with everything. And so we trust Him with Corey.

I pray Grandma and Poppy will once again see you, Corey. Good bye for now little guy. We will miss you.

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