Since the birth of my son Peter, I have had many people come up to me and tell me how much Peter resembles me in appearance. Now oftentimes, I take these comments as kind gestures, compliments and encouragements. People used to tell me as a child that I resembled my mother in appearance, not realizing we did not share any of the same DNA since she was my step mother. But with my son, Peter, I actually believe that we look alike, especially when I compare our baby pictures. What is interesting is that Peter was not supposed to look like me? I know that sounds strange so let me explain!
Amy and I were in the process of adoption when we found out she was pregnant with Peter. We were praying and expecting a new baby to come; just not one with our combined DNA. We were expecting to bring home a new baby boy or girl through the process of adoption. When we found out Peter was coming, we realized that God changed our plans a bit. Whether through adoption or through personal pregnancy, we committed that our child was going to be loved with Christ-like love and they would be called our son or daughter.
I am writing this blog with a hope that you will consider adoption in your life. Not the adoption of another child into your home (we will get to that), but instead that time in your life when you were adopted. Yes, maybe you were born to two people you called mom and dad that shared their physical genetics with you. Yet if you consider yourself a follower of Jesus Christ, then welcome to the world of being adopted. You have more in common with orphans than you realized!