Forty years ago the phone rang before dawn. When I answered it, the caller quoted the first part of Isaiah 9:6, “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us.” It was our attorney with the great news that the baby we hoped to adopt had been born. Matthew Dayton had come into our family.
This weekend, Matthew and his wife received their own phone call. They had been told by the adoption agency that they could expect waiting from 8 to 18 months before a child would be available for them to adopt. But the Lord had something else in mind. Nine days after submitting the papers for adoption, their newborn son was ready for them to pick up from the hospital!
Soooo, it has been a crazy busy weekend of getting the room ready, diapers, and PJs. And it’s been a fantastic time of rejoicing at the goodness of the Lord. Ephesians 1:5 reveals, “He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself.”
Everyone who knows Christ as their personal savior, is a member of God’s family . . . we’ve be chosen, we’ve been adopted into His family.
We would be grateful if you would join us in praying for Landon; praying that he would come to know Christ as a young person and grow to follow Him with all of his heart all the days of his life.
Warmly in Christ,