Thursday, April 03, 2008


A Promise, A Prayer and Another Promise

The other day, I made a promise to a friend that I would pray the remainder of my morning rosary for her. (Ed Note: I usually pray my rosary in the car on the drive back from dropping kids off at school, which gives me time for FOUR decades, leaving me to fit the FIFTH one in at some other point during the day).

As it worked out, I was left praying the fifth joyful mystery for my friend--the finding of the child Jesus in the temple. As I hopped back in the car for another trip, I listened closely, meditating on the scripture, when I suddenly heard something with a new set of ears:

"Your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety. Jesus said to them (Mary and Joseph), 'Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?' " Luke 2: 48-49

Suddenly, a great burden was lifted off my heart. The worry I was carrying for our not-yet-named newest child(ren) dissipated. Because as we wait for news, as I wear a path through the floor with my pacing in nervous anticipation, I found peace through God's word about the safety of our child. In our absence, God is with her (or him..or them).

It was a truly joyful meditation on that final decade of the mysteries of the same name. The promise I had made to my friend was fulfilled and in return, I was reminded of another promise made by God to us, His children.

7 comments:

Anne said...

God has a plan for your family. Just remain open to His plan and His timing on it all. It takes volumes of trust and the ability to trust like that can only come from one place.......Him.

Blessings,
Anne

Laura said...

Your spirituality is inspiring.

Come to my blog and you will see.
Your blog is named in my poetry.

Becky said...

I've been thinking of you while I stress and worry over our adoption too. More prayer for me today!
Becky

Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

What a blessing!

Anonymous said...

Jane....yes, God is with all of us on our journey through life...

I am so happy that praying for me brought you comfort too!

THANK YOU!!

anne marie

Milehimama said...

Hi Jane,
Thanks for your comment. Please share with anyone you think will benefit!

Milehimama

Easter A. said...

Great post, Jane!
It is wonderful to see you relish in the words of God! :-)

Prayers are sent for the newest member(s) in the family; also for the new parents and siblings-to-be of these new little "Jesus(es)". How wonderful that is!