Saturday, February 6, 2016

Who was adopted? - Post by Jacob Adair

In years to come the people we meet may ask which of our children are adopted. The answer to this question was clear to me years before we started down this journey. The answer to this question will depend greatly on how someone sees the world.

We each came into this world with a mother and father. They are not perfect. But as children we often hold them to an unfair standard. Asking them to know everything. To beat back the evil of the world. Whether that evil is real or imagined. Our parents are human, and thus will let us down.

As we grow older we gain new teachers and mentors. Those who can help us grow in specific areas. Until the time comes when we are the parents and teachers. Looking down at those looking back up at us. Knowing the expectations that we once had for others has now been placed upon us. And that one day it will be placed on them.

These relationships are temporary, and will no longer exist in Heaven. We are told this repeatedly in the bible. That we are one body in Christ, Romans 12:5 and 1 Corinthians 12: 12-27. That there is are no marriages in Heaven, Mark 12: 18-27. And that we are all neighbors, brothers and sisters in Christ, Mark 12:31 and Luke 10: 25-37.

The reason why is that God created each of us. Psalm 139:13 says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.” Each of us is special and irreplaceable.

Which brings us back to the original question of which of our children are adopted. The answer is all of our children. God created each of our children. They belong to him and not us. We get the honor and privilege of being their parents on earth. Helping them learn and grow. I am very fond of the Parable of the Talents, Matthew 25: 14-30. I believe this is the reason why.

1 comment:

  1. Very insightful Jacob! I love your perspective about this.