I wanted to share a bit about my life as a adopted child. What life was like for me growing up.
Adoption : is to take on the legal responsibility as a parent of ( a child that is not ones biological child. ( Can apply Spiritually too)
Son ship : is relationship between a father and son. ( Spiritually- Daddy God and you)
Here is a tad snippet from my life story:
I was given up at 2 days old and given to a Thai hospital in Northern Thailand. Although, I don’t know the details because this was in a 3rd world country (very rural part of Thailand) and 1970. I believe she would have had to walk many miles or hitch a ride of some sort. Somehow my mother was able to get me to the hospital. I stayed there until I was adopted at 4 months old by missionaries to Thailand. My biological mother gave me up so that I could have a better life; as she was very sick. I learnt recently that Thai people wouldn’t usually give up a baby, that there would always be someone in the family that would take the child. So, I was special to begin with!
I grew up in a kind household. I always knew I was adopted because I could see the difference in our skin color. Mom and dad always told me I was adopted; they wanted me to understand at an early age. Knowing this was more helpful as I grew up probably understanding a bit more than the normal person would about adoption. We were stared at especially in Thailand with two white adults and a tiny Thai baby.
I went through the teenager ” rejection” phase; it was just more intense being adopted and feeling that isolation of trying to figure out who you are in life.
I went through some different counselling with different people and God healed my heart through the years.
I finally understood my biological mothers feelings; I put myself in her shoes. What it must have been like to let me go for a better life. I did have a much better life than I would have if I had stayed with them in a tiny small concrete house in a rural village. The opportunities of learning and growing I had were tremendous compared to where I would have grown up.
Spiritually, He took me and adopted me into His own, He made me a ” son” through His love.
God had a plan for my life. He took me in as His own, He teaches me things every day from my life story. To Him I am grateful, I am His friend and He is mine!. He is my Abba Father , taking care of me, providing for me, letting me have my own choice. He is the best Father ever!
We are chosen. We are no longer slaves, but a son, and if a son than an heir through GOD. ( Galatians 4:1-21…Read it!)
I am Blessed, Chosen, Adopted, Redeemed and Forgiven! Glory to GOD!
Thank you Abba Father.