Everything is Double Double

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”  Ephesians 3:20

Everything is double double.

My God is good oh.

My God is good oh.

He gives me joy oh.

He give me peace oh.

He gives me double.

Everything is double double.

Everything is better better.

On our last trip to Zambia, I absolutely fell in love with this song.  It’s a simple but fascinating philosophy the Zambians have.  They are some of the poorest people on the planet, but they believe that God has given them double blessings in everything.  They believe it without seeing it.  Many of them don’t even own two shoes let alone double of anything else.  This idea that they trust God for intangible blessings is a demonstration of faith, a confident expectation that God will absolutely deliver on his promises.  They don’t lie around lamenting their poverty and shrugging, “someday perhaps God will bless us.”  They find joy in their hope, and they are sure of what they hope for.  He gives me double.

I have embraced the “Double Double” philosophy.  My little boy’s name is M.  My brother befriended an Ethiopian with the same name on Facebook to inquire what the name means.  M means “Nothing is impossible for God.”  My little boy’s name is confident that God can work out his circumstances for the best.  So, Matt and I found ourselves waiting for paperwork and courts and investigations to be complete so M can eventually come home.  Today, our agency called to offer us a second referral, a 6 month old girl named L.  He gives me double.  We are now waiting to adopt two children, a boy and a girl who are only 1-3 months apart in age.  This is particularly curious because usually adoptive parents have to wait 1-2 years to adopt a girl.  For us to be referred an infant girl is very unusual.  Our expenses will also likely be much less since we will be adopting two children at the same time on the same home study, same set of fingerprints, same everything.  God has given us double, and we are waiting with confident expectation for his hand to move the courts in our favor so that both of our children may come home.

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