Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Day 8: Adoption and Fostering

"You have received the Spirit of adoption as sons,
by Whom we cry, 'Abba, Father'..." (Romans 8:15)
As the joy and the cross of conception is experienced as a human work
        and yet, on a truer level is a divine gift.
Even more so is the joy and cross of adoption.

Parents who adopt must declare their intent
        repeatedly, deliberately and at great personal expense.

In this, they become icons of God the Father who has likewise adopted us. 
  • If you have ever considered adoption or fostering, blessed are you. Your sacrifices encourage all of us.
  • If you are not in a position to adopt, but wish to encourage those who are, consider financial support (adoptions are expensive) also encourage and pray for them in their holy calling.
Let Us Pray: Merciful Father, because of your great love revealed in Christ, you called us to the household of faith in your Son Jesus, our Savior, and chose us to be your own dear children. Grant your grace to all who have adopted children that, finding in them a special blessing, they may nurture them as your chosen ones; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Excellent Resource: Adopted for Life

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