posted a few days ago about my friend looking for her birth mom. Since writing, she has been connected to several in her birth family and she is getting questions answered! I know the feeling after finding my birthparents and siblings! Of course, there are some expectations that may never be met. As an adopted child, we have this dream-like vision of what our birthmom may be like. For most adopted kids, that expectation is quickly lost. Through the years as a child, where always the questions of, . . . why would my birthmom not want me, why would she leave me; what was wrong with me . .. or her/them. Maybe it’s why Jesus’ relates it numerous times in Scripture how He will not leave us.
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
Even if my mother and father leave me,
the Lord will take me in.
There’s something else I’ve been thinking of as my friend has been looking for her birth family. I think back to how I wondered who I looked like, wanting to “know” my birthmom. Not just what was written on a piece of paper what she looked like and what nationalities she is, but what she is really like. Isn’t that somewhat what we search for in God? The more we know Him, the more we want to know Him and the more we realize we do not know Him. I think of how I’d look in a mirror and wonder where I got my big brown eyes from. And God says we are made in His image. As we grow, we are to become more and more like Him, reflecting Him.
So indeed, the Man who made us in His image, paid a price for us to keep us by dying on the cross for us, of course, never will leave us. He paid the ultimate price – He does not want to give us up. He keeps fighting for us and pursuing us.
There is no if’s with God. We are His. He won’t leave us.