Here are just some random thoughts about adoption from an earthly grandfather thinking about his new adopted grandson. Notice what they tell you about God and His adoption of us.
- I totally love my adopted grandchildren as much as my non-adopted grandchildren.
- I love this tiny baby boy and he doesn't even know who I am.
- His heart is all messed up but I love him anyway.
- I love him because he was chosen and loved by my daughter, not because he can do something for me.
- I'm all worried about him and want the best for him even though he doesn't even know what he may need.
- I talk to him when I am with him so he will know my voice when he's able to see me. (He's in a drug induced sleep right now while his heart mends.)
- I took up an offense for him and my other adopted grandchildren when I heard that a stupid preacher said you shouldn't adopt children because you don't know what problems they may have (Pat Robertson - earlier this month Read about it here)
I love it when at the adoption proceedings the judge says something like "all the rights and responsibilities of the family, including inheritance are granted as if the child was a natural-born child." And they say something like "and these can't be taken away".... I guess I should have called Christy to double check how this is all worded. Oh, and this makes a great case for the "Baptist" doctrine of "once saved always saved." But that's another post.
I'll close this post with this beautiful verse from Ephesians. (notice the phrase "kind intention" - wow!)
He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,