For my last post in recognition and celebration of National Adoption Month, I wanted to write something so bold, fresh, and new that everyone would want to become a foster and adoptive parent. I wanted to try to list every well-known person (alive or deceased) who has either been adopted or who has adopted children. I considered writing about persons in Scripture who were considered to be adopted, or at least, raised by persons other than their biological parents
I realized, though, that none of this compares to the incredible and profound blessing of our adoption by our Heavenly Father. Through the sacrifice of His son and our acceptance of Christ as our Lord and Savior, we have been given an Eternal inheritance, and the promise of His love and His care. We are sealed by His grace.
The word permanency comes up often in child welfare. Permanency refers to the goal of achieving something permanent in children’s lives. I like to refer to it as the final place a child gets to call home. We talk about the goals to attain permanency for children in the system all of the time. Well, with the Lord, the goal has already been met and achieved!
Our permanency is in Heaven! Now, isn’t that something to celebrate!!
“I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” -2 Corinthians 6:18