Omygoodness – I have a growing family.
They are thoroughly wonderful people and completely uncontrollable (in a good way) and totally a gift from the LORD to us. Undeserved – but isn’t that what a gift is? Otherwise, they’d just be some sort of payment for anything right we might have done. Not, though!
Children are a gift from the Lord and grandchildren are sent to just thrill-you-silly.
He sets the lonely in families. Psalm 68.6
Children are a heritage of the LORD. Psalm 127.3a
The fruit of the womb [is a] reward. Psalm 127.3b
The blessing of the Lord definitely includes getting to “see your children’s children.” Psalm 128.6
Jacob told his brother, “These are the children whom God has graciously given your servant.” Genesis 33.5
Stormie did this print for me. To be framed and hung soon! Note the “pregnant” Jovan :)
“What pleasure God has taken in planning” to make us part of HIS great family through Jesus Christ!
How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son. ~Ephesians 1.3-6 The Message
The adoption is bringing me understanding about the Father. If I am head-over-heels full of love towards the family God has given me, how great must His love be towards us!