One year ago I clicked on an email attachment and saw these two faces. My wife and I had just committed to adopting them. As this picture came up on my computer screen, I knew very little about them. The feelings of contentment I now have when I hear their infectious laughter reverberate in our home I had never felt. I had no idea how prideful I would be when noticing looks on the faces of strangers in public when they hear them call me daddy.
While I was clicking on a picture, thinking I was beginning a journey to know as father two boys thousands of miles away, God was taking me on a journey to know Him as Father in ways I never thought possible.
I know better the love my Father set upon me before the foundation of the world. I am more amazed of my Father’s devotion to rescue me before I wanted to be rescued. I am more confident in the truth of my own adoption and acceptance as a son in the Son.
One year ago, all I thought was that there were two little boys who had been left at an orphanage in Ethiopia and they needed us. I never knew how much I needed them. I never knew how they would be used to teach me of a my Father’s love. But my Father knew!