“May we shout for joy over your victory
and lift up our banners in the name of our God.”
Team sports defined our child raising years: soccer, baseball, basketball, football, volleyball, track, and tennis (I hope I didn’t forget someone!). Memories and countless life lessons sprang from the sidelines. And this is what I’ve learned about good teammates:
But how does this apply to adoption?
Many of us feel overwhelmed, forgetting that God intended us to share the good and the not-so-good. What would happen if we looked for Christ and His victories in our lives and in the lives of others (our teammates) and rejoiced?
Teammates know each other. We encourage and forgive. We cheer for our teammates. We continue to listen to our coach’s voice and keep our eye on the shared goal…to love and nurture the children God has entrusted to us and to honor Him in the process. It’s not just about us, our kids, or our challenges. It’s about all of us – together - choosing to support our team.
As adoption teammates:
Discussion question: As cameras span the crowd in a televised sporting event they frequently capture colorful banners raised high by fans to support their favorite team. What would your banner say?