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I grew up in a middle-class family. My dad worked, and my mom was a stay-at-home wife and mother. My oldest sister was about two years older than me, while the other two siblings were much younger. However, one could say I was the odd sibling.

To make a long story short, my mom gave me up for adoption many years before because I was born two months prematurely. (I applaud her for that.) In those days, however, the medical establishment used the available knowledge, but it could not compare to today's medical care. My mom decided to find another person to adopt me since she did not have the means to care for me. However, at some point, before my adoptive mother's death, she designated a couple to care for me, which did not go well. In the end, my birth mother reclaimed me.

In these situations, we feel alone; however, none of us are alone. Jesus cares for the oppressed. He loves us and never abandons us as some humans do. Nor does Jesus tell us about his love but never demonstrate it. Jesus showed us he loved us by being tortured and hung on a cross. His sacrifice was beyond any treatment many of us will ever face. To that end, I'd like to share a few of my favorite verses showing Jesus' love and sacrifice. ( Romans 5: 6-9 KJV)

6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that Christ died for us while we were yet sinners. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Many children have experienced my situation. From personal experience, I felt I didn't deserve a family or love. I am sure children still experience these feelings. However, Jesus stands in the gap. He provides the love, acceptance, and forgiveness many of us crave. He will never leave us. Jesus will be our rock and peace and provide love unmatched by anyone on earth.

Family standing by a cross
A Godly family

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