Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Father Heart of God

As I look back over my life with Christ and my testimony, the Lord, more than anything else, has used my role as a parent to teach me and shape me, and to build up my faith and understanding of him. From the earliest losses in parenting to the continued process of raising my children, I have learned far more than I have ever taught.

Of no season is that more true than the 40 months we went through of determining to adopt our second son Ethan until the day we finally signed the official papers that made him completely ours. As I look back I can say it was both one of the most difficult times of our lives as a family, and also most blessed. Blessed because of the Lord's faithfulness to reveal Himself to us.

I suspect that most parents who adopt their children, or at least Christian parents who adopt find that to be the case. I think of Romans chapter 8 verse 15 which says, For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” As Christians it is a part of the salvation experience, but one never more fully understood than when you yourself find yourself on the parenting side of that relationship. The only word to describe it is supernatural.

Today I was offered the wonderful opportunity to share a little bit of our story about our adoption on the blog The Father Heart of God, so please stop by and check out the post and stay to peruse the blog. Blessings!


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