I am Guest posting for Karly this week. I am Karly's younger sister Fawnda. She is enjoying Spring break. I am going to let Karly keep the title of "bodily fluids mom" and post something a little more serious. (Sorry Donna, I know that you were so looking forward to reading about Poop or Puke while drinking your morning coffee, but that will have to wait until next week!)
Being that it is Good Friday I thought it would be good to reflect on God's love.
I became a mom through adoption. My little king was adopted from Korea and he is the light of our lives. Our story as Christians is all about adoption. Here are a few things that I have learned since coming home with my son. I have labeled this post "part 1" because God is not finished teaching me things about himself yet!
God’s love for us is amazing.
As I sit at night trying to rock my son back to sleep, I have a lot of time to think. One night as I rocked, I looked at my son and could not get out of my head how much I love him. It is indescribable the amount of love I have for this child of mine (as is true for you and your children, I’m sure!). I chose to adopt this little boy, he did not earn my love, he had it before I had even met him. It did not matter what his background was or what his birth family was like, I loved him and I wanted him to be mine. God’s love for us is the same. His love for us is indescribable! We went through a lot of work to get our son, paperwork, a home-study, meetings, classes, and lots of waiting. God has gone though much more work than that. He sent his son to die for our sins and he waited for us to choose him. We can do nothing to keep his love from us!
God wants us to love him back and rejoices when we choose Him!
Just the other day I was at the post office dropping off a package and my little king laid his head on my shoulder and cuddled in for a hug. The lady in front of me took a look and said “someone really loves their mommy.” It is true- my son loves me. It makes me OVERJOYED to think of it. I was worried about the bonding and attachment we would have with our son. Would he choose to love us as parents? He had a right not to. But he does love us! There is nothing better than our son showing us that he loves us, by giving us hugs, smiling at us when we come into the room, giving us wet and slobbery kisses, they are all great! I think that it is the same way with God. He chooses us to be his child and he longs for us to love him back. I also think that God is overjoyed when we show we love Him by getting into his word, praying, living generously, helping others and many other ways, even if it is a little slobbery God knows our hearts.
What have your kids taught you about our God?