A powerful purpose
“You were an answer to prayer,” my mother said to me when we discussed how their adoption of me came about.
Her statement caused me to catch my breath as I felt my heart skip a beat.
I was an answer to prayer.
Imagine two people praying to the Almighty God – the Creator who spoke the world into existence – for a baby and they receive you. Wow. God choosing me as a gift for someone – that in itself is a gift – to me.
Truly, God meant it when He said: “Can a mother forget her baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you” (Isa 49:15).
And He didn’t. When my birth mother decided she couldn’t keep me and wanted to ensure that her baby girl was given to a happy, Christian home, God looked down from Heaven, saw my mother and father and said: “This baby for that couple.”
The fact that my father had always wanted a little girl with brown eyes and blonde hair had everything to do with it.
Adoptees are a gift from God to their adoptive parents. That you were given to them specifically is no accident. God had a definite purpose in mind when He caused you to come into each others’ lives. Even if your adoptive situation was not a happy one, it’s important to know that God can turn any evil into good to suit His divine purpose – if you allow Him to by submitting to His will.
It’s Powerful stuff. And it’s ours for the taking.
Go on, take it.