Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday in Beijing

After our delicious breakfast buffet and then our 10:00 AM Bethany meeting, we hopped in a taxi to go see "The Temple of Heaven".  Many years ago the Chinese worshiped "Shang Di" who was believed to be the one true God.  The English name "Temple of Heaven" is actually a misnomer.  The Chinese name Tian Tan should properly  be translated "Altar of Heaven" as tian means "heaven" and tan means "altar".  It was built for and was dedicated to the worship of Shang Di, who does not dwell in any structure built by man.  The fact that the Chinese have never tried to contain Shang Di or Tian in any kind of building or other structure suggests that they knew GOD to be infinite and ever-present.  It is the largest place of Chinese religious activity and is the site of the world's largest altar dedicated to the worship of the Creator GOD.  As we were walking around this huge complex, the couple we were with whom we had just met took out a picture to show us of their son whom they are going to adopt and our daughter was in the same picture. It was a wonderful picture and it felt like we were given a precious gift.  It was one of those GOD moments that we will never forget.  Today we will be traveling to the Great Wall.  Our hearts are overflowing at all that GOD has done and is doing!  We cannot wait till Monday when we will meet the child that GOD has chosen for us. 

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