Monday, September 10, 2007

In Honor of Reed ...

This blog posting is in honor of Reed finally meeting his forever family. Jeff and Abbey have been friends of ours since Jeff was hired as the Children's Minister at our church FBC Joelton. At that time, I remember having several conversations with Jeff about our adoption and their desires to have a child.

I'm so happy that God has finally made them a forever family. Here is a photo of Reed et. al (stolen from the Land blog). Don't they look so happy???? (Isn't he beautiful??)

I was thinking today (after getting up at the crack of dawn to read about their Meetcha Day) as I looked at Jeff crying and Abbey touching his feet (I know this was just to see how soft they were -- I remember touching my baby in awe and wonder!!), that this must be how God feels when we accept his Son Jesus as our Savior and are adopted as brothers and sisters and sons and daughters in Christ. I know He has tears running down His face because He is so proud that we are finally "home" where we belong. I know He must caress our souls in wonder of how beautifully He made us.

Here are some wonderful verses from "God's Little Instruction Book", the Holy Bible, to remind us that adoption was, after all, His idea:

  • Romans 8:15 -- So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”
  • Galatians 4:5 -- God sent him [Christ] to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.
  • Ephesians 1: 5 -- God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.

How blessed is each person whose life is touched by adoption.

Congratulations, Jeff, Abbey and Reed. May God continue to bless your lives and overflow your cups with love for each other. May you always realize the gifts He has given you in each other.


Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

Thanks for the props! We're so in love with this little boy!

Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

Now you made me cry! Actually, I have to admit I cried this morning. I was laying beside Reed, watching him sleep, and all of a sudden I was crying, just so full of love and gratitude. I feel like we're living in a dream - Abbey