I can’t believe that we almost missed out on the opportunity to parent our children out of fear. We almost believed all the lies the world fed to us, that somehow it would be better to say NO to these children searching for love.
We are called to love. Unconditional love. Selfless love. Sacrificial love.
That is the model that Jesus presented to us. That is what Jesus told us was the greatest commandment of all…LOVE.
Love God. Love others.
And as easy as that sounds, it’s not always easy to love.
Jesus did not come to the world to lead an easy life. Far from it. He came to bear the burden of our sins, to take the punishment for what we deserved, to save our souls. He gave the ultimate sacrifice, His life, in a horrific death.
Grace. Undeserved. Given Freely.
And sometimes, every second of the day, I am asking Him to get me through the next moment because it is NOT easy. I realize what a wretched human being I can be. I realize how much I am in need of our Savior’s grace by the minute. And I am so thankful that He loves me despite my brokenness. He loves me even when I don’t deserve it.
And I am called to love in the same way.
So many people comment on how hard it must be to adopt four children at once.
Yes, of course it is.
Yet, it is SO WORTH IT! This is the path God has led our family on to teach us so many things — lessons about ourselves, each other, and lessons about Him.
Lessons about GRACE, LOVE, and MERCY.
Thank you Jesus, that You love me even when I doubt You, even when I fear, even when I am a despicable, broken human being. You relentlessly pursue us, restore us, and use us to share Your love with others. Thank you!