Monday, September 29, 2008

Forever Home




I love those words "Forever Home". They are sweet, comforting, safe and secure. James 1:27 says: Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
These little children are forever home. Adoption is a precious gift for both child and parent. It is a perfect picture what happens when we accept Jesus as the Savior of our lives, He becomes our Abba Father, and we become his children. We then know that we are "Forever Home" in Christ.
Another common tie is that both require action and obedience. To adopt children takes a act of faith and action to put it into motion. I believe the Lord wants us to have to put effort toward something so that we will fully appreciate the gift.
The same goes with accepting Christ and being adopted into His forever family. Jesus does not make us take that step, but he wants us to. Once we understand the need we have for a savior and understand what we need to be saved from (eternity seperated from God due to sin) we have the opportunity to accept Chirst (that takes action) and then we can fully appreciate the gift of being saved.
My heart is just overjoyed to know that these children are forever home. It overjoys me more to know that without the willingness and obediance of the parents, these children may have never had the opportunity to know Christ as their personal Lord and savior.
Praise God for a safe trip, and WElCOME HOME Kaitlyn Christians!!!

2 comments:

God's Girl said...

Awe... I love these stories! They are on the top of my list of joys! : )

beck brock said...

Hi there,

Oh my, I may cry at these photos. Two of my 4 children are working toward adopting (one already has). We as a family feel so blessed at how God has brought us all together.

Your family is precious, and it is so obvious you are loved by many wonderful friends!

God is good!

Come visit my blog anytime, dear one...

Love you,
Beck

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