An Adoption Made In Heaven
AN ADOPTION MADE IN HEAVEN
We wanted to adopt a child who we could train to be
A preacher of the word of God in our Spanish ministry.
And so we made the special trip in search of such a boy,
And when we set our eyes on him, he brought a special joy.
There still were many plans to make with people who were there
Before we could adopt this child and place him in our care.
But God seemed to be in it all, and soon all was in place
For us to go and get this child and see again his face.
Then something we could never plan changed everything so fast:
An accident that injured him, and soon his life was past.
We mourn, we hurt, we may ask why, but we know God above
Made no mistake through all of this, so we trust in His love.
God took this young adopted boy into His family,
And loved him so He wanted Him in heaven there to be.
And so the Lord adopted him and He took him up there;
We know we’ll find another one to put within our care.
Our ministry will still be strong though our Roberto’s gone,
And we will trust Him through our grief, and we’ll continue on.
Dedicated to the Smale family in the tragic loss of their adopted son, Roberto, in Honduras.
Copyright © Clarence Billheimer | Year Posted 2018
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