“God’s Foster Children”
A foster child comes to a foster family. As an infant, his ability to communicate is limited. His foster parents find much joy in him, but they wonder, will he remember us when he moves on? What will he become? They pray for God’s grace and peace to follow him. The child was brought to them to receive physical and emotional healing…redemption. Their role in his life is to redeem his current situation.
We are God’s foster children, grafted and adopted into God’s family, and treated as His own. We, too, seek redemption in God: Romans 8:22-23.
We’re going through an adoption process, and it’s not easy. For one thing, foster kids don’t have consistency, but they long for love and stability. “For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” Follow after Christ, seek Him, wait patiently for Him. It’s OK for the soul to groan as it longs for something better—the hope of redemption—for humanity and for self.