As We Have Been Comforted…
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” (2 Cor. 1:3,4)
Here is a recent picture of our chunk-a-monk!!! I seriously can’t wait to pinch his cheeks. Apparently he loves food just as much as his daddy. Except he may not have the metabolism of Kevin. Who does? But that’s o.k. because I love squeezy cheeks. Kevin doesn’t really have any. 🙂
A dear friend of mine, a recent refugee to Houston from Cuba, heard I was adopting and had tears of proudness in her eyes. Those tears have been a gift from God that has brought water to my soul. I believe her tears come from a place of brokenness in her life.
As a believer and a refugee, she understands what it means to be spiritually and physically displaced, separated and rescued. She understands both the joys and hardships. And just as she has been comforted, she wants others to be comforted.
When people ask why we adopt there is only one answer to the question. The Gospel. Just as we were separated from our Creator, living a purposeless and hopeless life, seeking a home not ours and were pursued and rescued, so we desire to pursue ‘the least of these’. There are no ifs, buts and what ifs. It simply ‘is’.
I have been comforted so often by my sweet Heavenly Father. I am grateful. So, so grateful. What a joy it is to make a small sacrifice to comfort His own – the least of these – an orphan. The inexplicable joy we receive from adopting is the gift God gives to us for comforting His child. How have you been comforted?