The photos on the right are recent ones of Gabriel who now weighs 4.3 kilos (9 pounds 8 ounces. The photos on the left are of Gabriel as he came home. When he came home on 11 May he weighed 1.5 kilos (3 pounds 4 ounces.) He weighed 1.3 kilos (2 pounds 14 ounces) at birth on 11 March. His birth weight has tripled. Jana has labored beyond measure. We are thankful for all God has done for Gabriel. We hope to soon resolve his legal ambiguity and find a permanent family for him.
A neighbor of ours sent us this note, "Hello, Sir. I used to see a man with a little child in hand crossing around my duty place every Sunday morning. So I tried to imagine how much he cares to love this child. I concluded that there are still men of God on this earth. This has really restored my faith. Thank you. God bless your works."
God is the hero of the Gabriel story and we are just His servants. The idea of adoption began in the mind of God before Creation (Ephesian 1:4, 5.)
Ezekiel tells the story of God's adoption this way, "On the day you were born, no one cared about you. Your umbilical cord was not cut, and you were never washed, rubbed with salt, and wrapped in cloth. No one had the slightest interest in you; no one pitied you or cared for you. On the day you were born, you were unwanted, dumped in a field and left to die.
“But I came by and saw you there, helplessly kicking about in your own blood. As you lay there, I said, ‘Live!’ And I helped you to thrive like a plant in the field. You grew up and became a beautiful jewel. (Ezekiel 15:4-7)."
Is not the love of God expressed through adoption amazing?