Orphan No More

The other day Will was holding Israel and we were talking about how Israel was no longer an orphan. He once had no one claiming him, and now he has a family. We both teared up because that is such a beautiful, wonderful thing!

I'm so thankful for this constant reminder of the gospel. Every time I look at my son I am reminded- I was once alone, and then I was made a child. I was once without hope, and now I'm an heir. I was once lost in my sin, and God paid for my redemption through Jesus Christ's death on the cross. The small fees we paid for Israel's paperwork are nothing compared to the price God paid for us to become His children.

Israel is such a gift to us. We certainly got the better end of the deal in this adoption; as he only received two silly parents who don't know what they are doing most of the time! He is absolutely precious and we are so, so thankful for this little treasure that reminds us of the gospel.

We pray that one day Israel will know the grace that has been given to us- that when we talk about his adoption that it will click for him and he too will know Jesus as savior. We pray that the restoration of his heart will come, not from having earthly parents, but from new life in Christ.

"O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption." Psalm 130:7 - the verse we are claiming for our son.


  1. Love this!! So, so amazing! And love that verse, it's hanging in my kitchen :)

  2. Orphan no more.....And praise God for that!!!
    May he continue to bless you all :)

  3. Rebekah! Its been so long :) I have loved catching up on your blog and everything that is going on with your new family! And, let me tell you- I LOVE this post! I have chills reading it. You three are beautiful together!


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