Hi everyone. I still find it hard to believe Nelson Mandela is gone although he had been ill for a while. A legend is gone but his legacy will live forever. Goodnight, Mandiba.
Ever since the elderly sister in church mentioned adoption a few weeks ago, l have been turning it over in my mind. Before then, l have hardly given it a second thought. An older cousin did mention it a few years ago but l just dismissed there and then. After all, this cousin has 3 children of her own so it was easy for her to say. You know how it is when people feel they can give you advice on how to run your life because their life is seemingly perfect. I was also recently diagnosed then and still fairly young so l felt it didn’t apply to me. Looking back now, l realised l was too hasty in that conclusion . Maybe God was trying to tell me something then through my cousin but l was too blinded by my pain and self-assurance to see it. So what does God say about adoption in the Bible? I’ve looked at several adoption bible verses and the following are my favourite:
Exodus 2vs10- And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. And she called his name Moses and she said , Because l drew him out of the water- KJV
Esther 2vs7- And he brought up Hadassah, that is Esther, his uncle’s daughter for she had neither father nor mother , and the maid was fair and beautiful, whom Mordecai , when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter- KJV
And of course, let’s not forget that Jesus Christ was adopted by Joseph the carpenter as his own son as directed by the Holy Spirit- Matthew 1 vs18-25 KJV
As christians, we are all adopted into God’s family. When we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, God declared us His children so what is a more Christian act than a Christian married couple adopting a child who is in desperate need of a mother and father and who will raise that child in the way of the Lord. Adoption is not only the best answer for orphans and unwanted children but also for women going through fertility issues. There are numerous cases where such women have conceived naturally because they are no longer stressed about fertility and their focus is now on the adoption process or raising their adopted children. That elderly sister in church is a perfect example. She told me that she had prayed that God should stamp her name on the child that He had willed for her, whether biological or adopted. She cast her burden on Him and conceived naturally during the adoption process.
I don’t know what the new year will bring but that will be one of my prayer points. Whatever my hubby and l decide, we pray the Lord will stamp our names on the children He has willed for us, whether biological or adopted because we know His intentions towards us are good and not evil, to bring us to an expected end. My endo sisters, whatever you decide, may His Will be done in your lives also, Amen. Thanks for reading.