These are the first two devotionals from December in my new devotional– 20 Things Adopted Kids Wish….Daily Devotions for Birth and Adoptive Parents.
Each chapter is based on a metaphor, so that you can remember the truths and also share them as a family.
“As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice…” (Revelation 8:13)
God refers to himself as an eagle in Scripture. Col Stringer, author of On Eagles Wings says, “A chance glance into the heavens and there he was… I stood in awe of this magnificent creature of the sky, this winged warrior, watching it whirl amid the flashes of lightening and crashes of thunder. Here was a creature that rather than fight the storm had discovered the secret of harnessing its power….it soared on the very face of the storm with the barest effort…borne aloft by the very breath of God.” Let’s look at how mama eagles build their nests and teach their babies to fly like eagles.
There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. (Hosea 2:15)
Your parenting call is much akin to a mama eagle. Safety is her main concern. Your child was “found” in a hard place and as you prayed, safety was also your concern. May you take heart that the Lord was with him in that barren and howling waste and tenderly cared for him…and you. Before his name was ever on your lips, the Lord, the great Eagle, was caring for your child. God has called you to parent a child from a howling waste. By grace, the howling waste will transform into a door of hope.
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