Mother Theresa was once quoted as saying, “I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.” Have you ever considered that your adoption is like that little pencil? The journey you are on is going to change lives and bring others to know our Heavenly Father.
Maggie and Simon adopted Sophie in 2006. She was their dream come true! The family was off to a rocky start, when Sophie arrived two months early. The tiny preemie struggled to breathe on her own and function outside the womb. The couple spent many weeks traveling to and from the hospital to visit their struggling daughter.
Sophie’s biological mother, Jasmine, experienced a traumatic birth and fought through many health challenges. She was required to stay in the hospital for two weeks after the baby’s birth. The couple spent many hours with Jasmine, during her recovery. A deep bond was developing between the major people in Sophie’s life.
Maggie and Simon shared the good news of Jesus Christ with Jasmine. She had felt God’s calling on her life and soon accepted Him as her Savior. Together, they prayed for Sophie’s healing and full recovery. They emotionally supported one another and talked openly about their hopes and dreams for Sophie.
After the baby was strong enough to come home with Maggie and Simon, they joyfully exchanged letters and pictures. Their little daughter had defied the prognosis of professionals. She was growing into a smart, healthy and happy little girl.
Jasmine continued to strengthen her faith and follow the Lord’s lead. He brought her back to school and helped her repair broken relationships with her family. In turn, Jasmine shared the love of Jesus with her family and close friends. Some of them, also, asked Jesus to come into their hearts. She eventually married a wonderful Godly man and they started a family. Their family was founded on a Rock whose foundations cannot be shaken.
In Philippians 1:6, we learn that, “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” You too can be a little pencil in the hand of God! The love and compassion you show for others around you mirrors the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. Adopting a child means that you are not only giving that child your worldly inheritance; you and your spouse are bringing them into a spiritual house and showing them how to partake in the inheritance given to us by God, our Father.
As for Maggie and Simon, they were a living witness to Jasmine through their love and acceptance. The couple planted seeds that scattered far and wide. Through a simple act of loving a baby, they saw God sending out a love letter. Are you ready to make a difference? Are you excited about sharing the good news with the world?