Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A child

I love children! I love to watch them learn. I love to watch them play. And for a while I have been struggling with wanting more children but, as of right now, the Lord has not revealed that as His plan for our family. As I was talking with a friend the other day, God revealed something to me. I was simply looking at it all wrong. I, naturally, thought having more children would mean bearing more or adopting more but what the Lord showed me is that I can be a part of a child’s life even when those things are not part of His will right now. I could sponsor a child and our family could become a part of that child’s life. We could make an impact spiritually and financially even though we might never meet this child or get to hold this child. So, I challenge those of you who may not be able to have a child or who might be struggling through the adoption system or for those of us who are patiently waiting for the Lord to change a heart to pray and ask God if this might be His leading for you as well. If that is His leading I would be glad to recommend a ministry that will help you become a part of a child’s life too.