Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Heart of Adoption: Love me.

There's a song that Dave and I have been listening to lately, that pretty much brings tears to my eyes every time that we hear it. Dave's not saying whether he tears up or not, but it has really touched both of our hearts, and reminds us of why we want to adopt.

It's the very first verse & chorus that gets me - it's a boy, crying out to God and begging for someone to love him:

He cries in the corner where nobody sees
He's the kid with the story no one would believe
He prays every night, "Dear God won't you please...
Could you send someone here who will love me?"

Who will love me for me
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me
'Cause nobody has shown me what love
What love really means

I listen to those words, and my heart almost breaks.  There are kids out there who echo this prayer every night of their lives.  They're not just faceless masses - they are children and youth, boys and girls, with hearts that are dying to know love.

God has shown us so much love, so much compassion, and so much grace, that our hearts are simply overflowing.  Because of that, words cannot express how deeply we desire to pass that unconditional love on to children who need the love of Christ and the love of parents - to show them, "what love really means."  

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