Anyway, I recently was showing off some kind of cool trick for the kids and tried to liken myself to Ironman. Riley was NOT buying it. Which led to this statement: "Mommy, you are NOT a superhero." Which was also followed by "You don't even have a cape."
But he is right in so many ways. I am not a superhero (even if I could find a cape). I've been getting some very well-meaning, nice comments about our adoption lately but there's something I need to clear up. We aren't saving an orphan. There's only one Savior I know of and that's Jesus. I'll leave all the saving to Him. Here's the deal: I am a sinful, lowly servant of God who has been called to love a fellow sinful, lowly child of God. God scooped me up and redeemed me when I was in the midst of living my mess of a life. And He has told me to love on others not because I am any better than they are but because we are exactly alike! Can I say that again, just for emphasis? I'm not adopting an orphan because I am better than he is (or than his people or his culture or his birth mother). I am adopting an orphan because God adopted me and only because of His love in my life can I turn and love on another orphan.
All the superhero stuff going on in our house was making me think so I thought I'd share. Plus I got to run all by myself this morning. It's amazing how much thinking I can do when I'm all by myself for thirty minutes! :)