For children aged 2-102
Hope in the tough times
Meaning in everyday living
Dear Trinh –
Once a teacher told me something she heard at recess. Several students were looking at the church picture-book with all of its family photos. They noticed a family where all in the family had blond hair except for one little boy whose skin and hair color were both dark. “He must be adopted,” one said. Someone asked, “What does that mean?” One little girl answered, “I know what that means because I was adopted. It means that ‘I grew in my mommy’s heart instead of in her tummy’.”
That little girl understands the love behind adoption. A person who is adopted had someone who loved them enough to take them into their own home and heart to make sure that they knew that they were loved and safe.
Such is the love in the heart of God. The Bible says we are EACH adopted and beloved children of God. As members of God’s family, part of our job is to look out for each other, and to make sure that all people know this kind of love!
Trinh, you are just like me; like the other students in your class; like God’s people of every race, language and way of life. On one level, we are each wonderfully different. But in all the things that matter most deeply, we are much more alike than different. We are each precious children of God, called to love this world and ALL God’s children.
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