Monday, August 8, 2011
Just Some Thoughts...
I see adoption through any route you choose as an awesome responsibility but also an amazing way to be blessed. My girls now will have the opportunity to see first hand God's commands acted out and to know what it looks like to feed, care and love the needy. They will experience diversity, patience, love played out before them. What more honoring way could we begin to honor Christ for his gift of a relationship with our Lord than adoption? After all, it is a direct picture of how God has adopted us, poor and needy as we are, into His family. I will forever be grateful for that gift and the gift of whatever children he allows me to take care of on this earth, whether biologically or legally.
We have two children in heaven and while I would have loved to have held them on this earth, I have no doubts that they are at the most perfect "daycare" ever imaginable. In turn, I look forward to the honor of taking care of one or more of God's needy here on earth and hopefully, with God's help, leading them back to heaven with Christ one day. An opportunity they, most likely, would not receive without us.
If you've stayed with me through this I hope these rambling thoughts have at least somewhat brought a little more clarity to why we are tackling this adventure.