Sunday, November 9, 2014

Adoption, God, and Baby Moses



We're celebrating family today with the hands up smiley face for World Adoption Day!

We took our picture with someone very special to our family - Baby Moses.  The story of his adoption is one we have clung to as a family as we've gone through our adoption journeys.  It's brought peace and strength to us, and it has shown us the joy, pain, and unselfish love that surrounds adoption.  His story means so much to us and is definitely our favorite of the Old Testament!

But celebrating World Adoption Day doesn't just stop there for our family.  Today also reminds us that we are all adopted.  Adopted sons and daughters of God.  Adopted by our Father who loves us so much: 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him.  In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ, in accord with the favor of his will, for the praise of the glory of his grace that he granted us in the beloved.  ~Ephesians 1:3-6

What a comforting thought to know how much God loves each and every one of us!

We feel so blessed to have adoption impact so many aspects of our lives and loved getting to celebrate it today!  So how has adoption touched your family?

Have a great start to the new week!


               



November is National Adoption Month!
Check out the hashtag #WorldAdoptionDay for more beautiful adoption pictures!


Linking up with 
Thoughts for Thursday with Natalie and Annie,
Friday Faves along with Andrea,  
Week's End with Elizabeth
and Jenna and Jenna for Coffee Date

10 comments:

  1. I just learned about the (new?) World Adoption Day today. How sweet to hear you're already celebrating it and reveling in the joys of adoption.

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    1. Yes, it was new this year! But all of November is National Adoption Month so we'll be celebrating all month long with a couple different events around town. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend! -Jess

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  2. Love this photo!!! Adoption rocks!

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  3. We are blessed with 2 daughters through adoption. I love that you are using the story of Moses to talk about adoption with your family!

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    1. Congratulations on your two blessings! I love how the story of Moses really shows the love from all sides of adoption and how God's hand is in it all. Do you have some favorite stories that you've shared with your 2 kids? -Jess

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  4. I didn't know about World Adoption day! I never thought about Moses and adoption, but you are so right. What a great lesson, for everyone.

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    1. This was the first year for World Adoption Day - I heard about it on Instagram from a fellow adoptive mom. You'll have to join in next year for World Adoption Day, but the rest of the month you can still celebrate because all of November is National Adoption Month! I never saw the story of Moses that way until we started the adoption process for our daughter. It really shows the love from all sides of adoption and how God's hand is in it all. -Jess

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  5. Ah, this is such a beautiful post! Happy World Adoption Day! My husband know that we will one day adopt. It gets me teary eyed every time I read a post like this one! I never thought of the story of Moses in this way before!

    Thanks so much for linking up for the Coffee Date!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love hearing how others have adoption in their hearts too. We will pray for you in your journey too! Thanks for hosting as always - this is one of my fave link ups :) -Jess

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