Zachary interjected immediately. "Mom, you should collect them!" I asked what he meant and he said, "We should collect those kids whose parents do not treat them right and let them come live at our house." My heart raced, tears came to my eyes and time stood still all at once... Hearing those thoughtful words come out of his mouth was completely overwhelming. I told him that the Bible says that God is the father to the fatherless. That HE is the daddy to those who do not have good earthly parents. And, when someone takes in a child who is not theirs and loves them as if they are, then that person is being exactly the way God wants us to be.
Fostering and/or adopting through the foster system has been a dream of mine for a very long time. I have not yet felt God's tug saying, "It's time" and I do not know if it truly is his plan or merely my passion. But, I am humbled to see this kind of compassion and selflessness in my child. I pray that God will grow that in him and use that to change lives.
"A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing" Psalm 68:4-5a