I went for a run today and of course I took Roxie along in the stroller. When I started walking to cool down I took her out of the stroller so she could walk alongside me. I talked to her about exercise and nature and all the fun things about being outside. As we neared our house I told her we were almost home. When we came over the hill and our house came into view I picked her up and pointed to the house, “That is our home. Can you say home?” She raised her little hand and pointed her pudgy finger toward the house and looked at me with a grin, “home”. Hearing that one word come out of her mouth hit me square between the eyes. Tears welled up, wanting to spill over at the reality that this child has a home. She has a family. We are her family. She is our family. How amazing! Isn’t God amazing? The plan He has for my life is so much more than I ever could have imagined. I feel unworthy to be this little one’s mama. But I am. God has allowed us to be mother and daughter.
As a daughter of the King, I am like Roxie. I have a home, an eternal home through Christ Jesus. I am part of an eternal family. Oh, how unworthy I am to be a part of the family of God. This plan for my life, to be His adopted daughter is so much more than I could have imagined.
My daily prayer is that Roxie will become His child, that she will be spiritually adopted and that she can have so much more than an earthly home, an eternal home with the Savior.