When a child comes into our home words do not begin to describe how blessed we are to welcome them into our “family”. Some are here for two weeks some for 6 years. Some go home to be with Jesus and we grieve their premature departure though we know that their joy is exceedingly great. Others go back to their birth families. Still others wait till that one great day when they are claimed and claim for themselves a new family, a family that will forever be theirs. Each “Good-Bye”, no matter how happy or sad the ending of their time in our family is, sears a mark into our hearts. The mark reminds us forever of the love that we have known, the love in a unique way that only that child could give. A child’s love is like a thumbprint, there are no two children that love alike. Each in their unique way they bond, share, shown, receive, and exhibit love. When I child is aware of the love that is around and towards them they radiate love. They share it in their smile, in their laugh, in the the way they wrap their arms around your neck, or hold the hand of their friend. They encourage in ways no one can. They comfort in ways no one else can. They ease the pain in ways that no one else can. God uses the innocence of a child in their unwavering faith in their closeness to Him to send His love to a hurting world. To us. We never forget a child who has graced our home and our family with their presence. And though the bittersweet pain and joy of their departure may fade as the days go by and life demands our attention. The imprint of their love on our hearts will remain forever. To every child that has walked out our gates into a new life, some with eyes closed in eternity, some with eyes forward, some taking one last glance back we have sung this song and we sing it again to you, giving praise to God believing in faith that one day we will see you again.
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…Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.” Matthew 11:25b NIV
Posted on Sat, January 22, 2011