Daily Devotional


The moment I gently took my baby in my arms, my life changed forever!  My baby gazed into my eyes and we knitted together. As I tenderly held her, my tear-filled eyes poured all my love into her soul.  It was like a dam broke open and released all the love I never knew I had. Worship flowed from my heart. God gave this beautiful baby to Jim and I. My husband is now her father!  I am now her mother! My heart joyfully declares the majesty of His sovereignty, God’s great love and divine providence! I cannot fully express my deep, deep gratitude to God for making me a mother to this precious child!
There was pain that led to this moment.  The birth mother and birth father that gave her up…whatever the circumstances were--there was pain! There was pain in our lives too. The waiting…wondering if we would ever be parents, was painful. There was the loss of 4 babies in my womb. The grief was our teacher. The grief taught us how very precious children are and what a privilege it is to be a parent.

THIS IS ADOPTION also.  Earthly adoption mimics our heavenly adoption:
Ephesians 1:3-6 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. In love, He predestined us for adoption to Himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of His will, to the praise of His glorious grace, with which He has blessed us in the Beloved.”
Jesus experienced unimaginable pain on the cross to insure our adoption into the family of God! There is no doubt of God’s complete and holy love for us!  God poured His love into my soul when I accepted Christ! My gratitude for His deep, deep, love is immeasurable! I am His forever! I am adopted into God’s family! THIS IS ADOPTION!

  1. We have many children in our church that are adopted. Instruct your children to not ask their adopted friends probing questions like, “Who is your birth mother?” “What does your birth mother or birth father look like?” It’s ok for their adopted friends to offer the information—but do not ask them. Their adopted friends may not know the answers to these questions and it may confuse and trouble them. Tell your children to ask you their questions.
  2. If your children need clarification, explain that you can be a parent even though you don’t physically bear a child. For example, your adopted friends were born in someone else’s tummy, but God decided that someone else should be their parents. That’s called adoption. Emphasize the fact that all children are precious in God’s eyes.
  3. Teach your children that all children are gifts of God, whether adopted or not adopted.  
  4. Teach your children that earthly adoption is a picture of our adoption into the family of God. Point out, that when you accept Jesus, you are adopted into the family of God. Read to them Ephesians 1:3-6 Teach your children what Jesus did to insure our adoption…He died on the cross for our sins to make it possible for us to be adopted as children of God.
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