” Anyone who ever wondered how much they could love a child who did not spring from their own loins, know this: it is the same. The feeling of love is so profound, it’s incredible and surprising — Nia Vardalos
Is loving and raising a child not born by you possible?
I have often wondered why some mothers in this part of my world, have chosen to spew hatred from the deepest parts of their heart at an innocent child – all because that child was not born by them.
We have been inundated in the news in recent times, about how some of these mothers brutalize these young children leaving them emotionally scarred for life.
But one thing that you must always remember as a parent is that children did not beg to be born. They are only answers to somebody’s prayers and God’s gift to you to nurture and raise for his glory.
And while some children may come through you, there are some that will show up in your life by chance or by design. Some will also come into your life because circumstances brought them your way.
It maybe that this child’s parents are helpless and believe that their child can have a better future with you – so they hand over their child to you in faith, believing that a better future lies ahead for their child.
So why do you as a mother or parent have to break this trust?
The word of God describes children this way.
God’s love gift.
God’s best gift.
” Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord .Psalms 127:3 CEV
It matters a lot how you treat them because they are God’s special possession. So whether they come through or they come to you, they remain a gift from God.
While some gifts are freely given, others are surprise packages, and some are carefully packaged and wrapped – leaving you to uncover the treasure inside the gift box.
So whenever you take a child into your home, or have a child not born by you by your side, think about that special gift box waiting to be unwrapped.
Think about how much your love can light up that child’s life.
Think about how much your love will mean to that child.
Think about how much your love can give her hope for a better tomorrow.
Think about how much your love can help her trust in humanity once again.
Think about how much your love can light her path and help her shoot for the stars.
Don’t just speak in tongues of men and angels. Let love flow freely from the deepest parts of your heart to that child.
Don’t just prophesy and have all the faith to move mountains. Let love show in your words, thoughts and actions to that child.
Love is an action word. It is in doing and not just saying. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all. Love is a safe place of shelter. Love never stops loving.
” Until then, there are three things that remain: faith, hope, and love—yet love surpasses them all. So above all else, let love be the beautiful prize for which you run.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 TPT
So, just before you judge or get angry and bitter with that child, or before hatred consumes your soul towards that child.
I want you to know this.
That child is a gift from God to you. She matters, she is human and you can love her like your own.
Will you let love drive your actions towards her?
Will you let love guide you to raise and lead her right?
Will you let love help you to invest in and impact her?
Will you let love be your driving force behind accepting and supporting a child not born by you?
Will you love that child today?