Every child needs a parent

The short film, Chalk, tenderly illustrates the need for the world’s 153,000,000 orphans to have a family.

Parenting all of my children gives me daily opportunities to begin to understand God’s unconditional love.  He loves; I’m in love; I’m in doubt; I’m skittish; I’m distracted; I’m angry; He loves.  My children cannot satisfy the deep longings of my heart, and while I can meet most of their physical needs, I can’t satisfy the heart ones.

When we explained adoption to our older children, to the Dean for IBESR (Acronym for the ministry of child and family services), and to ourselves, we said, “We’ve been deeply loved by Jesus, and believe we have enough love to share.”

Adoption has blessed us beyond explanation – just as each of our children has, and I need to keep my mind and heart connected with Jesus.  You see, my love reserves dry up; His don’t. He’s the source for love unconditional.

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5he predestined usb for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9making knownc to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.  Ephesians 1:3-10

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