I can’t be sure if this week’s Bellpost will be going out because Amy Dietrich Mark, who puts the Bellpost together each week is in New Jersey. Of course, if you do get this, it is because Amy has, once again, gone above and beyond the call of duty. You see, Amy and Dan have been trying for months to adopt a baby. A few minutes ago, I received the following e-mail message from Amy – “We are proud new parents! Her name is Summer Grace Mark. We just picked her up this morning! Thank you for your support and prayers!”
In honor of this exciting news, I pass along the following anecdote. It speaks to all of us who have been adopted by our loving Heavenly Father.
In Mommy’s Heart: Dr. Jean Garton writes of how a first-grade teacher was discussing a picture of a family with her class. One of the children in the picture had a different hair color than did the other family members. A little girl in the class said maybe that was because the boy had been adopted. “I know all about adoptions,” she said, “because I was adopted.”
Another little boy asked her, “What does it mean that you’re adopted?” “It means,” said the little girl, “that you grew in your mommy’s heart instead of her tummy.”
Spiritually speaking our adoption began in the heart of God. It is the result of Grace! We do not deserve a thing and it’s not a bad thing to be reminded of that fact! Adopted by the Grace of God!