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August 29, 2016

God's Plans

By: Anonymous

I was a foster kid when I was one year old. My sister, older by two years, had died of lung failure.

Our biological mother, who was only fifteen, had given up on being a mother. I was a broken-hearted little girl, missing both my sister and my mother. After a year in foster care, I was adopted into a family of six. Now I had new friends, a new family, and a new name. God had given me a new start.


For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. 
Jeremiah 29:11 (NRSV)

Eleven years later, I am still with my foster parents. I attend a cost-free, private residential school and home for children from lower income families. My birth mom is married now and has another child. Every now and then, I thank God for giving both of us a second chance at life. Looking back, I can see that God has a plan and is in control of my destiny.

JOURNAL: Write about your family, whether or not you all live under the same roof. Give  thanks for the ways God is working your lives.



Act on It

If you feel alone or far from your true family, remember your countless siblings in Christ’s family and go meet a new brother or sister.

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