I was explaining to my sister that my Blog site is called “Bringing Our Children Home,” because we bring these precious kids to our home, and then back home, reunified with their biological families or new adoptive families.
“Yeah,” she said, “And, Bringing them home to Jesus. I get it. Bringing their hearts home to the Lord.”
Oh… yes. Yes, that’s right… ahem, (scratch my nose, fix my pony tail.) That’s what I was getting at with that. Yup, isn’t that deep and insightful? (Reality: Ooops, I missed that totally.)
Whoa, that’s good, Sister Sal! Thanks for bringing it to a higher level! Love it. Note: Folks can tell us more about ourselves, our work, our words, our lives. Especially our family members. Seeing us through a different lens, as my brother in law would say.
Made me happy to have another meaning attached to this title. But can we with every child, actually? Can we teach, encourage, and model our Christian ways? What will be our role in Faith-building with our foster kiddos? No doubt we will want to share God’s love with our kids, and tell them the Good News that Jesus is our savior. Share the Good News that they are loved and protected. AND take them to our awesome church. How will we do that in the right way for each individual child?
Lord God, please give us wisdom and discernment with Faith – building. Guide us in honoring their bio parents and relatives. We remain faithful to You, God. We remain steadfast in our efforts to follow the teachings of Your son, Jesus Christ.
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
– Colossians 4:5-6 NIV