“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward” (Ps. 127:3, NKJV).
The wait had been so long. It wasn’t until I held him in my arms that I understood the meaning of God’s saying He delights in us (Ps. 147:11, NIV). Ever since my son entered our family through adoption, I have called him “Mama’s delight.” One day my son asked me, “What does ‘delight’ mean?” I replied, “To have immense joy.” It wasn’t until I became a parent that I understood God’s love, joy, frustration, and angst and understood the true gift of free will—and how painful that gift is. Parenting my biological and adopted children has stretched me, and I have gained more insights into myself, my marriage, and my family than I ever knew possible. From this week’s lesson – Friday.
Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss on Sabbath.