Sometimes the Not Exactly Correct Answer is the Most Perfectly Correct One

I was watching an episode of “Extreme Home Makeover” with the Princess Diva. The family that had been selected for the makeover had six children that were adopted from China.

My five-year-old Princess Diva remarked, “I know what ‘adopted’ means.” 

“You do?” I asked. “What does it mean?”

“It means ‘loved.'” 

For a split second I thought about  clarifying her definition, but I decided I didn’t need to change a thing.

After all, didn’t God say the same thing about adoption when He adopted us?

“How blessed is God! And what a blessing He is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in Him. Long before He laid down earth’s foundations, He had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of His love, to be made whole and holy by His love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into His family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure He took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of His lavish gift-giving by the hand of His beloved Son.”   Ephesians 1:3-6



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17 responses to “Sometimes the Not Exactly Correct Answer is the Most Perfectly Correct One

  1. “Out of the mouth of babes…” a precious moment.
    Thanks for sharing. It made my heart smile.

  2. Rebecca Marchbanks

    Beautiful! I love those moments.

  3. carpoolqueen

    Can I adopt her? For I certainly do love her.

  4. I just love that!!! I’m going to tell my boys that is one of the definitions;) That is perfect!

  5. What a precious answer…what every mother of adopted children wants her little ones to know!

  6. You’re doing something right, Alice.


  7. Love, love, love it!!! Brings the sweet, happy tears to my eyes. Children are just so precious.

  8. Amen! Amen! …and Amen!

  9. That is beautiful! The simplicity of children is such a lesson for me.

  10. Love it.

    It doesn’t get better than that….ever.

  11. sometimes I think that God uses our children’s beautiful. sweet. innocent. answers to reveal more about Himself to US.

    What a sweet moment!!

  12. Out of the mouth of babes…

    Sometimes it refreshing to get insight from our kiddos isn’t it. They take something we can make so complicated and put it right into perspective.

  13. Very, very sweet. And very true.

  14. Sweet, sweet, sweet!!!

  15. Deena

    So sweet! As an adopted gal, I can verify that this is true.

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