My Journey to Joy

December 22, 2011


Filed under: Contemplations — aunthoddy @ 5:00 AM
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I was talking to someone recently, and they mentioned the griefs that come for all parties involved in adoption.  I think I surprised them when I said that, in most cases at least, adoption was second best.  Keep reading!  🙂  My God is holy, sinless, and undefiled.  He does not will sin to happen.  Many children who are placed for adoption are conceived as a result of sin between two people.  There are consequences for sin, both on the sinner and others.

Are you still with me?  I believe Christianity is second best, as well.  God had a plan.  A perfect, sinless plan.  Adam & Eve seem to have messed that up pretty quickly.  But here’s what I love about my God: He doesn’t quit.  He took what was (that He had known would happen all along) and do you know what He did?  Plan B.  And, oh, what an amazing, crazy (to us!), inconceivable, extravagent plan!  Redemption.  Adoption.

My God so loved…(Jn 3:16)  He planned an adoption that would cost Him all He had to give.  Himself.  His Son.  To die.

Adoption isn’t easy.  There’s a price to be paid.  We say that our baby is worth it.  He said we’re worth it.

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. Romans 8:15

He wants us.  In all of our ungrateful, unseeing, self-absorbed mess.  To be His.  Adopted heirs, with all rights and privileges thereof.  Who could have imagined such love?!

And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Galatians 4:6

So this Christmas, I’m thanking God that I am adopted.  Undeserved and impossible to comprehend…but so thankful!  And He isn’t limited to how many children He can provide for, or what special needs He is equipped to handle.

The Lord is not slack [slow] concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2Peter 3:9

If you haven’t been adopted yet, He’s ready.  He didn’t need a homestudy (He’s perfect!), or time to save up money (He has access to all resources!); He’s just waiting on you to come back to your real, adoptive family…

1 Comment »

  1. Thank you, Holly (and Daniel for I know some of this was his thoughts) for sharing this wonderful perspective. I will NEVER think of my salvation the same way as I did before. And thru your sharing I will never view adoption of children the same. It is a God calling for sure. I eagerly await meeting my grandchild, whom I love & pray for every day already. ~Mom

    Comment by Sue Fleming — December 22, 2011 @ 10:46 AM | Reply

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