Monday, September 10, 2007

Gotcha Day

Imagine with me. . .an orphanage that never tells the nannies where the kids are going. Picture them loving on and providing for these children. They care for them and fall in love with them, then they leave. These nannies grieve these children. They don't understand. Seems a little crazy doesn't it? They don't understand that these precious children are leaving a poor orphanage for a life with a family.

Now, picture the other side. . this is US! I don't know about you, but I love "Gotcha Day". I cried reading Jackie Sue's story. I cried when I saw Jaci with Mia for the first time. Let's be honest, I bawl like a baby watching TLC's Adoption Stories! I long for my "gotcha day" with Davis. For the day that I will hold him in my arms for the first time. For many of us, this is after months or even years of waiting. We LONG for this day. We know the truth, this child will come home to a family. To (my favorite phrase) a Home, a Hope and a Future that wasn't even possible for them before.

Well, this morning I was listening to Aaron Shust's song, "Holy". One line says, "We gather at the crystal throne. All these years and we're finally home. . .we sing "holy, holy is the Lord Almighty" and it hit me. . .we just don't get it.

Our "Gotcha Day" with Davis will be a glorious day. I can't wait to hold him in my arms for the first time. I can't wait to step off the plane to my friends and family and introduce them to my son. But all of the joy that I'll feel, is just a fraction. It's just a small glimpse into my real "Gotcha Day". The day that I die will be my "Gotcha Day". I have a Daddy who is longing to have me home. He waits and waits until the right time, then he'll come and get me and take me HOME! We are now living in "the orphanage" and have a home, a hope and a future waiting for us. We so often act like the nannies who don't understand. I once read an author who said it is crazy how we laugh at births and cry at funerals. We don't understand or maybe even really believe what God's word says about Heaven. He sent us our "photo album" and He's told us that He's coming for us. The only difference is, nothing can disrupt this referral! Please, on the day that I die, don't grieve for me without hope. Know that I have finally gotten my "gotcha day". I have a home, a hope and a future with MY DADDY!

Thank you, Jesus for coming for us. Please change my perspective. Let me realize that this world is not my HOME. This is just my "orphanage". I have a Daddy who is coming for me. I love you and can't wait to see you face to face. To gather at your crystal throne, all these years and I'll finally be home. And all I'll be able to do is stare at you and sing "Holy, Holy is the LORD Almighty. Who WAS and IS and IS TO COME!!"

9 comments:

Jess said...

oh wow I love this post!

DeniseinSC said...

AWESOME!!! I love it!!! You are so right.... thank you! Love, Denise

julie said...

awesome post! loved it!
julie

Sunday said...

Oh my! Oh how I long for this day!He IS Holy, The Lord Almighty!

Tama said...

AMEN SISTER!!!!!!!My eyes are filled with tears! Thank you Brandi, what a revelation from the Lord!
PS I posted. Please pray with me!

Jackie Sue said...

thanks for that, Bran. it's the BIG truth...a Heavenly Gotcha Day has to be the best kind of all!

Kari said...

What a great blog. If we could just always keep that perspective! It's amazing to think of how much God loves us and rejoices with Gotcha Days.

Campbell's Hope said...

What a great analogy. You were inspired girl...
I still hope your a part of my gotta day..:)

Rob

Anonymous said...

OH AMEN!!!
we can only imagine....
~lisa e.