The Ear-Infected King

As we approach the 1st Annual Legacy Cookout on April 29th, we want to share some stories. Here is the first one from Alaina with a perspective she gained from being a foster parent.

Alaina writes:

People who know I’m a foster parent say “They’re so lucky to have you!” … but I know the real truth: I am the one who is blessed.

One night, exhausted and overwhelmed by the child that I had just welcomed into my home, I was grumbling about the stupidity of waiting for a stoplight on the way to the hospital at 2 a.m. in Carroll County.  This recalled a sermon I’d heard about practicing patience.  So I tried to recall Godly thoughts, remembering Matthew 25:40.   “…And the King will say, “I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!”  I suddenly realized: I had the incredible honor of driving the ear-infected KING to the hospital at 2 in the morning.  I was privileged, because He snuck into my house in the form of a dirty, scared little girl, and I was whom He chose for this opportunity.

So whenever someone says my children are blessed, I remember the truth.  I was allowed to accompany Jesus that night.  I have the pleasure of tucking Jesus into bed, I experience the joy of high fiving Him when He passes His driver’s test, and I have the advantage of my King’s hugs and kisses each day.  I am the one who is blessed.

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