And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
When our son was small and we were new parents, we couldn’t imagine loving anyone like we loved him. In our limited experience, it was intimidating thinking about having another child because we wondered if we could love anyone the same way. The amazing thing about love, however, is that the more you love the more you have the capability to be loving — at least that is true in Jesus. Crammed into a short few months this year, our lives have been forever impacted by foster grandchildren, a young international student from Madagascar, several university students from China, a young businessman from Thailand, and some very special little girls from an orphanage in Peru. I don’t believe there is a human explanation on how you can love so deeply and so quickly, but when Jesus’ Spirit fills your heart there is a supernatural capacity to love that is beyond your own ability and that defies your own expectations. I rejoice in that capacity and challenge you to tap into this promise and claim it in the lives of others and join us as we fervently pray that each of these beloved people will become part of our forever family, tied together by the Holy Spirit!
O Father, thank you for adopting me into your family and giving me the Holy Spirit so that my capacity to love is more like yours than like my own natural inclination or ability. Please, please, dear Father, help each of these precious to me find their way into your forever family. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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