There are daily life lessons to learn as a foster family. So many I really can’t share. Many things I have known, but God is driving a deeper and deeper understanding within me.
What a messy world we live in. It seems that so many people desire to completely change who they are and are never satisfied within their own skin. There is a desire and push within this world to completely change the things about ourselves that are clearly defined when we are born. It is hard enough to figure out things like what school to go to and what career to choose let alone the things about us that are actually very cut and dry.
God continues to reveal to me the deep problem of humanity and what His cure for the problem is. The greatest need of every human being is to know that there is at least one person that loves them merely because they exist. A love that has no condition, a love that has no selfish goals, a love that is there even when we are underserving of it. From the day we are born we are in need of this kind of love. You cry I will be there, you cause me to be unable to meet my own needs at times…I will be there, you lash out at me…I will be there… I will still look at you and smile, my eyes will light up when you enter the room. We all need this kind of love and fewer and fewer are receiving it…even as a small helpless child many never receive this kind of love.
Love like this opens our heart to realizing that we exist because God cared enough to create us and plan our lives. It opens our hearts to realize that God gave us free will because He wants us to love Him in return because we choose too. Love like this opens our hearts to understanding that God sent Jesus because He loves us despite our wickedness, flaws, and our unworthiness. God loves us just as we are because He is.
No matter the struggles and challenges the answer to the deep dark pains of this world is LOVE. God is helping me love and understand on deeper levels daily…sometimes minute to minute. To look at every human being with eyes of love merely because of their existence. Because they are a creation of God.