No Orphans

ByKaren

No Orphans

GE DIGITAL CAMERARecently, I have noticed more people who are adopting. I am so glad about this. I know of couples who are not able to have children on their own, but have love and resources in abundance to care for a child and make them their own.

I know of other couples who have children already, but also have the love and resources to provide for other children in their home, therefore, they are adopting older children who need parents.

There are so many children, not only in other countries, but this one, who are looking for their “forever home” or their “forever family”. I am so thankful, that there are people out there who are willing and able to open up their homes and lives and welcome them in.

I know of mothers who have had their children taken away, but will not give up their rights to them for selfish reasons. Some of them get state money and spend it on themselves. They give out their EBT cards for cash, while someone else is taking care of their child AND providing for it or them. Poor children. I could not live with myself if I did not try my best to take care of the precious jewels that God has entrusted me with.

Thank God for those mothers who realize that they want a better life for their child than what they can provide. Those who make the gut-wrenching decision to provide a better way for their child. I can only imagine that it would be the hardest decision to ever be made. To trust someone else with your flesh and blood for the rest of their life. That is a sacrifice.

Children in foster care are in need of homes continuously. Some of them are harder to place. Most of the time, it’s due to behavior issues and their age. Foster children have a hard time trusting others and this slows down the bonding with the foster family. Other foster children do great with the family they are placed with.

I’ve wondered about how most of these children feel, having a heart for children, and I know that for some, depending on their age, it has to be hard. To not fully understand the “whys” and “hows” and wondering “how many more changes are going to come?” For the older ones who are waiting to be adopted out, my heart breaks, because the probability is very slim. Even with the younger ones, the legal issues alone are entirely too much for some people to handle. I do know that their is hope for these children. I just hope that they can get the Word to them, that Abba Father is always there for them. Always!

Romans 8:15 says,
“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”

Because we have God as our Father in Heaven, we are His by the Spirit if adoption, which means that there are NO ORPHANS of God. HE IS OUR FATHER. I am not bound by fear of bondage, fear of not belonging, fear of not being loved, fear of not being accepted, fear of not being taken care of because I can cry, “ABBA, Father!

God has each and every child in His hands. From the ones who haven’t been conceived yet, to the ones who have passed on. The ones in the Orphanages and the ones in the Foster Care System. He will take care of them.

About the author

Karen author

Karen, who owns a coffee and Christian gift shop with her husband, lives in a small town in Tennessee just slightly south of where she was raised. She has been married to David, their town’s fire chief, for nearly 18 years. Together they have 4 children ranging in ages from 10 on up to 16. Karen’s heart longed to be a mother from a very young age & is a natural at being a “professional mother”. She is gifted in many areas & is guaranteed to keep you entertained! In addition to all of this, she is Emily’s older sister & one of Angie’s closest friends.