I woke up this morning thinking, "this would be a great day for Sarah to get her new birth certificate.... her 9 mo. birthday". And wow, I think God thought so too because about 4:30 this afternoon we got the message... we have it!!!
I didn't realize I would get so excited about her name change until it occurred to me why it's so significant. When the Lord adopts US into HIS family we "take on" His Name by becoming "Christ"ians.... just as God put "h"(like YAHWEH) in Abraham and Sarah's name when they became His. This is a sign of covenant.
To know Sarah has a new name signifies the new life, new hope and new family the Lord has chosen to give her.... which we pray is only a precursor to her spiritual adoption into the family of God! Father, how I praise You on this wonderful day for all the ways You love each one of us and how You've chosen us for Your glory!
ps. The next steps are... passport hopefully this Sat., then 2nd DNA test and results sent to Embassy, and finally a PINK slip telling us when we can bring Sarah home FOREVER!!!