I have no idea whether God ever meant for me to see this verse in the light that I view it during our adoption process… I am perhaps taking it totally away from its meaning and totally out of context. Still, it comforts me, and I can’t help but love it as we fight anxiety and wait for Amelia.
Do not be afriad, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.
I will say to the north, “Give them up!”
and to the south, “Do not hold them back.”
Bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the ends of the earth —
everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory
whom I formed and made.