07 December 2009

He knows

She has no idea who we are yet. She lives out her daily routine under the watchful care of her nannies, oblivious to the fact of how her life will change in a few short weeks. I suspect that her life is one of regularity now, encompassed by some interaction with the other orphans and the nannies, but rarely with the outside world, apart from the occasionally annoying flashbulb popping in her face.

We have some idea of who she is. We live out our lives in a daily routine, now occupied by chemotherapy, patient seeing, daily lessons and play, oblivious of how our lives will change. We may feel as though our lives have some regularity (if nothing else, chemotherapy and the additional treatments add a twisted sort of routine). We interact with friends, with our church, and with doctors. We wait with excited anticipation for her arrival, yet not know when that will be.

God, in His omniscience, knows her and knows us...intimately. He knows when she will be here. He knows how our routines will mesh. He knows how she will graft into our family tree. What, for us, is exciting and at times anxiety provoking, He already has planned out for our good. He knows.

All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.-Psalm 139:16b (NIV)

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