A Birthday Letter for an ‘Invalid’ Orphan (for Baby Z) by Deanna Jones
On the day you were born the Heavens celebrated and the angels danced. They all sang a song of gratitude to the One who created you perfectly in His image. When you were born the Lord Himself kissed you and promised you that He would never forget you. On earth, the doctors called you flawed, imperfect, stained. The very mother who bore you abandoned you…imperfect in her eyes because the broken world didn’t know what perfection looked like…an orphan now…you were alone.
The Lord promised He would not forget you. Each day He sent angels to watch over you. Every year the Heaven’s continued to celebrate another year in your life even though you couldn’t hear them. Looking at you through the eyes of Jesus’ angels all they could see was the handiwork of a perfect God who makes no mistakes. Still, the world you lived in labeled you, stamped your papers and proclaimed you INVALID. God makes no mistakes.
We are all stained, we are all imperfect and many of us have been given that same label..’invalid’. But Jesus tells the world that we are valued, significant, cherished enough to move mountains for, to sacrifice for, to pay the ransom for, to be persecuted for…all of us are VALID….
Today you are five. And although there may be no songs that you can hear on earth singing a happy song or feeding you chocolate cake and ice cream…someone across the planet is praying, remembering you, interceding for you, all because Jesus has not forgotten you. He has planted the Spirit of Adoption into the heart of a family (a mother, a father, sisters and brothers) very far away but very near to you today. The Angels are still singing about your perfection but now someone here is listening and moving by the power of the Holy Spirit to move mountains on your behalf and bring you into the life that God has designed for you. The Angels are celebrating the family too that is strong enough, brave enough, faithful enough to bring LIFE to you in the name of Jesus. He wants you to know today that you are not forgotten, that you are chosen, that you are wanted, claimed and worth paying the ransom for. Wait little orphan! Hang on …claim that you are valid and that a beautiful tomorrow is waiting and that next year’s birthday will be AWESOME!!!!
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