What I Want My Kids to Understand:

During our Bible time in school we've been using the book Who is God? And How Can I Really Know Him. It is the first book in a series, and I love it. 

One of the questions it helps us answer is why did God create me if he needs nothing? Why am I here? As we have been delving into these questions, I began thinking long term knowing that someday my kids may wonder why they had the beginning to life that they did. Why did God allow it to happen that way? Why adopted? Why born in another country to different birthparents? I pray all three of my kids would really search their hearts to truly understand what purpose God had in placing them in the family He chose for them.  

It hit home even more when I read this poem by Russell Kelfer in a book I've been reading. I'd thought I'd share as it's a good reminder for all of us:  

You are who you are for a reason.
You're part of an intricate plan.
You're a precious and perfect unique design,
Called God's special woman or man.

You look like you look for a reason.
Our God made no mistake.
He knit you together within the womb,
You're just what He wanted to make.

The parents you had were the ones he chose,
And no matter how you may feel,
They were custom-designed with God's plan in mind,
And they bear the Master's seal.

No, that trauma you faced was not easy.
And God wept that it hurt you so;
But it was allowed to shape your heart
So that into his likeness you'd grow.

You are who you are for a reason,
You've been formed by the Master's rod.
You are who you are, beloved,
Because there is a God!

Omi –   – (February 12, 2012 at 2:41 PM)  

Amen, and how some of are tried and refined really shows in their life, you are one. Encouragement!

Love Omi

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