Matt and Jenny were in church one Sunday and five months into their adoption journey. They had started with Christian Adoption Consultants in April, were home study ready in May, and had been waiting since then to be matched with an expectant mama.
That morning, they listened as they heard the familiar story of Hannah from the Bible. A woman desperate for God to answer her prayers for a baby. And a God who was faithful to keep his promises.
In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. And she made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life…”
1 Samuel 1:10-11
The prayer resonated deep in Jenny's heart. After having their sons, they knew their family was not yet complete and after years of praying for direction, they started the road to adoption. They had been praying for a baby for years now clinging to the promise God have them...
Six hours later, God answered their prayer. They received a call about a little girl who had been born that day. That evening they talked to the birth mother and the next morning they were on a flight to meet her. An hour after walking into the hospital they signed the paperwork making a little girl they had been praying for their daughter.
And when they would walk out of that hospital days later, they sang the song of Hannah, celebrating the God who answers prayers and keeps his promises.
My heart rejoices in the Lord;
in the Lord my horn is lifted high.My mouth boasts over my enemies,for I delight in your deliverance.There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you;there is no Rock like our God.1 Samuel 2:1-2