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Glanced at the "Stats" today about our blog, and the blog is at exactly 2500 page views! How awesome is that!

My son and I went to an Intergenerational Sunday School today and my ears perked up when I heard the word "adoption." The Pastor was talking to us today about our baptisms. Walking around the room, he asked the children if they remembered their baptism. He then asked a child if she had a choice as to what family she was born to, followed by "I guess I should ask if you are adopted first or not". Pastor then followed with a side note, saying that adoption is actually spoken about quite a bit in the bible. I thought he said something about the bible talking about being adopted into the family of Christ...however, at this point my brain is fuzzy, as I was dealing with my four-year-old asking about the frosting on his cake.  :)

While at our education meeting a couple days ago, we took a Jeopardy quiz about famous people that are adopted or have adopted. The last question, for $500, was this... do you know the answer?

Each of the four gospels of the bible are centered around this person
 
Answer:
Who is JESUS
 
Did you get it right!?!
 
Why had this never come to mind before?! Of course, Mary & especially Joseph, were adoptive parents, with many similarities to adoptive parents today.
  • Their child, Jesus, was known to not be Joseph's child - I'm sure they dealt with people talking and questioning... this too will happen when we bring our children home - how do they fit in to our family when they are obviously not born to us?
  • Mary and Joseph questioned whether they were THE parents for Jesus... I'm sure we will have lots of questions and nerves while waiting, and waiting, and waiting for our children to arrive home
  • They cared for their child like Jesus was their very own child...just like we will do, every minute of every day.
Ok, so not a whole lot of DEPTH to today's blog post, but I do find some comforting camaraderie now when I think about Jesus and his family.
 
Hope you all are having a wonderful (AND WARM!!!) day!
 
In Christ,
Mara
 


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