Ransom: (verb) to redeem from captivity, bondage, detention, etc., by paying a demanded price.
My daughter is being held for ransom. Not that the people who are caring for her have her held captive, or are mistreating her in any way, but the worry over financing this adoption makes it feel like a ransom. What would you do if your child was being held for a price? Would you give anything you had for their return? Would you go to the ends of the earth to bring them back?
Not having the child in our arms that God has called us to seek out and bring home is overwhelming at times. I long to touch her face, to see her smile, to feel her warmth. She is the missing piece of our family - a family planned by God's perfect design. Thank you God for the wonderful plans You have made for us. Let us rejoice and draw near to You in every challenge we face. Let us sacrifice our desires for Yours and bear witness to the wondrous things You have done.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
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