You are My Child Now

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Day 31: Almost

Abba held little girl as she thought about all he had done for her. The love Abba had shown her had changed everything for her. Despite her sadness at times, deep down she was filled with a joy beyond expression. She was so excited to be his.

Little girl turned and looked at Abba with a question she already knew the answer to. “Do I get to stay here forever with you? Can I sit in your lap whenever I get scared?”

“Of course. You are my child now and that will never change. You can stay with me forever and you can sit in my lap anytime you want to. I love it when you run to me and sit with me. Don’t ever think you’re too old to come to me. I’m your Abba. Come to me anytime. I always want you near me,” replied Abba with zeal in his heart for little girl.

Tears streamed down little girl’s face as he spoke these words with the tender affection that only a father knows for his children.

Abba held her close, knowing all of her fears and the difficulties she had been through. He knew her completely and loved her wholly. He wiped her tears as she sat with him, feeling the love she had longed for all of her life.

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Hope’s Restoration of the Heart

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Day 28: Hope

Little girl felt so much joy. She anticipated every new day and was excited about every new adventure. She loved every little bit of time she got to be with Abba. She couldn’t believe how everything had changed.

Little girl woke up every morning thinking of what the day had to offer. She went to bed happy and thankful for each and every day.

Little girl began to sense something she had almost lost in the ups and downs of gaining and losing fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers. Little girl began to feel hope again. Her time with Abba began to bear the fruit of hope in her heart again.

Little girl had naturally hoped and anticipated good things for much of her short life, yet her hope had slowly been stolen away with the losses she had suffered.

Today and throughout this season with Abba, her hope began to be restored.

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The Process of Restoration

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Day 25: Crash

Little girl remembered her life before Abba. Some days she almost forgot it but then she remembered again. Sometimes she struggled with her past experiences and believing things were different now that she was safe with Abba.

Abba knew this and spoke life into little girl’s heart. He knew that she would be able to believe him completely and trust him wholeheartedly in time. He wasn’t impatient with her when she got caught in the fears of the past.

Abba was full of love for little girl and he knew her at the deepest places. Despite her short life, she had experienced much difficulty in those few years. She had learned some things about love and life and people that would take some time to unlearn. Abba was patient with her.

As little girl sat on Abba’s lap he held her and spoke words of love and affection to her. He knew she would fully believe these words one day soon but he was not upset in the least with the process.

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Truth for Lies

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Day 24: Silence

“Abba, will you talk to me today and tell me stories?” little girl asked as she jumped up on Abba’s lap.

“Why wouldn’t I talk to you today, sweet girl? I love to tell you stories.” Abba replied.

Little girl had remembered the silent treatments she had received at the last home she stayed in whenever she did something the father didn’t approve of. Little girl’s heart would be so full of fear whenever this happened. For some reason, little girl remembered this today.

Abba could see the sadness and fear in little girl’s eyes. Abba drew her face close to his so that she could look straight into his eyes. “I love you and you are my daughter. I will not leave nor forsake you. I will always help you.”

As Abba spoke these truths, they pierced the lingering shadows, lies and darkness that had paralyzed little girl just minutes before. Little girl felt like herself again. She felt secure in Abba’s love again. She was so thankful for Abba’s love for her.

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Abba’s Arms

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Day 18: Worth

Little girl woke up early and ran to jump in Abba’s lap, as was their morning routine. She woke up and couldn’t wait to be with Abba. This never grew old to little girl. And it never grew old to Abba.

Little girl sat quietly in Abba’s arms and looked out at the beautiful trees and grass, remembering her encounter with the beautiful teal butterfly just days ago. She sat and stayed quiet for quite some time.

Abba sat quietly always anticipating the questions and thoughts little girl had. She was very happy to be with Abba and she always told him this.

“Abba, can I sit on your lap every morning everyday for the rest of my life?” Little girl blurted out.

“I would love for you to do that if you want to,” Abba replied.

“I want to, every day for the rest of my life,” little girl said after she’d thought about it for a few minutes.

Then little girl sat back and rested in Abba’s lap, very content. She would never forget all he had done for her.

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You are Mine

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Day 17: Offer

Little girl woke up one morning tossing and turning. She dreamt that she had to leave Abba’s house. She awoke filled with fear, wondering what was true.

She ran to find Abba. He was sitting outside watching the sunrise over those hills He remembered so well. He heard little girl steadily approaching. He waited for her to jump into his lap like she did every morning.

She got to him and she stopped short. She stared at the ground beneath her feet. She wouldn’t look up. This saddened Abba’s heart. He quickly got on his knees, picked her up and lifted her eyes to look right into his.

Little girl tried to look away because she felt sadness and then shame at the idea of having to leave. Abba moved her gaze back to his eyes filled with love for her.

“Little girl, I have an offer for you. How about you give me your sadness today and I’ll give you my joy.”

“But do I have to leave?” little girl whispered.

“NEVER,” Abba exclaimed with boldness, “You never have to leave. You are mine forever! I adopted you forever.”

The sadness little girl had been cloaked in lifted and she remembered the day of her adoption and she believed Abba.

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Learning to Trust

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Day 9: Trust

Little girl heard someone say the word. Trust. It had been one of little girl’s most challenging words. The word itself wasn’t so difficult but the idea of it was. She pondered for a moment when Abba came up to her and took her hand.

In a flash, she remembered what had happened just yesterday: Abba had adopted her into his family! She was ecstatic when she thought about this. She turned her head to look up at Abba with her big brown eyes. “Abba, I love you,” she said. When he looked down at her, his love for her touched her heart again. “I love you too!” he said.

With this exchange, little girl realized she finally knew what trust was and that it was wonderful. She trusted Abba because he loved her so and she knew it. She felt it deep inside and she knew he was trustworthy.

Day by day, as little girl experienced Abba’s love, her heart learned to trust. She became trustworthy. Everything inside little girl was being made new. She was so thankful. She told Abba many times every day how thankful she was. He loved it when she did. Abba loved little girl.

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