We don’t want to see our foster kids again. We once held an image in our minds of some day running into our foster children as teens or young adults. What a blessing it would be to see them and learn about thier lives. How sweet it would be to see them some day, knowing in our hearts how much we love and pray for them.
However, we recently came to the realization that we don’t want to see our foster kids again. At least not in this life. Sure it would be cool and a blessing to our souls, but what we really desire is something much greater.
Our New Goal
The new picture that we cling tightly to is so much sweeter. Our dream now is sitting down with our foster and bio kids alike-past, present, and future-at a table in heaven. What a joyous occasion it would be to share in the marriage supper of the lamb. It’s a picture that can’t even begin to be imagined, but one that holds such unfathomable joy and hope! The prayer our family, friends, and church pray for our kids-even after they go home-is to break away from generational sin and run hard toward Jesus.
So, we do actually want to see our foster kids again some day, just not in the way we originally pictured.
“Let us rejoice and exult and give Him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herslef with fine linen, bright and pure-for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, ‘Write this: blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ And he said to me, ‘These are the true words of God.'” Revelation 19:7-9