It is all too familiar for us. The last time we began an adoption, Blake got extremely sick and we were told it looked like cancer. It turned out not to be but was a crazy, weird virus that acted like cancer in his blood.
This with Blaine is also so weird. I posted a while back on what we all believe was the 'cause' of the fire. Remember that we were just beginning this latest adoption then? God loves adoption and has shown us this is his will for our family. Satan hates adoption because he hates God. He's trying to send us throw us a curve ball and discourage us from pursuing this adoption. Of this we have no doubt. We have been actively pursuing this adoption for the past couple weeks so this attack doesn't come as a complete surprise to us.
I'm not trying to give Satan any credit, just placing cause and blame where it is due.
But our faith in Jesus Christ gives us strength to continue following His will, no matter what the enemy throws our way.
"Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world." So we do not fear. We don't shrink back or give up. We don't run the other way believing that it's not worth it.
No, when we face opposition in the midst of doing what God's called us to do, we press on because we know that it is then...
...we are on the right track.
Please do pray for protection for our family. We need and appreciate your prayers more than you know! Also, pray that Blaine's eardrum isn't perforated next week when he goes back for a recheck.