A Different Perspective on Adoption

I love it when something I’ve seen over and over again hits me as though I’ve never seen it before. I’ve heard people talk about how we are “adopted sons and daughters” of God and the Bible calls us “heirs of God.” I’ve even thought of how our adoption of our son Meyer was a picture of God’s adoption of us. But recently, I found the comparison to be remarkable in ways I didn’t expect.

We chose Meyer. He didn’t do anything to make it happen.  When Meyer entered our family, he had to learn new rules and change the way he lived his life, but even so, he is entitled to everything a member of the family should have. Not only is Meyer entitled to the stuff, but we love him just like we do our daughter Camille.

I know how much I love my kids. If you’re a parent, you know how much you love yours. Maybe that’s just a fuzzy picture of how much God loves us.

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  1. RebeccaY posted on 04/24/2013 12:17 PM
    My husband and I adopted 3 children and we are so very blessed to have them in our lives. This commentary however, put a new meaning on the concept of adoption. Thank you.
  2. KathyP_13 posted on 04/24/2013 06:04 PM
    As an adoptive parent I have also often thought of the parallells. Sadly, just as we can choose to reject our heavenly Father and the love of Christ, an adopted child can choose to reject their earthly adoptive parents. We have adopted twice from the foster system: a 6 year old boy and a 10 year old girl (not bioligically related). While our son has bonded with us extremely well, or daughter has rejected our love. She goes to extreme measures to keep the wall up between us (even after 7 years), which results in some devastatingly bad choices.
    As our Father in heaven looks sadly down on his children that are choosing the wrong path, we can do nothing more than wait and pray that she comes around before she leaves a trail of broken lives as her biological mother did.
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