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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Note (02/07/13)

TITLE: Please Take Care of this Baby Girl


The only thing written on the note was her date of birth and the words, “Please take care of this baby girl.” Otherwise, the box was empty, save her tiny frame. Nowhere on the note was there any indication of her name or her parentage. She would always wonder who she was.

None of my five other adopted siblings could even claim a note to aid in their identification. Other than their various physical disabilities, what set each one apart from the nameless, faceless masses? Forgotten at birth, it seemed, set aside, without even a note to indicate identity or belonging. But Someone was watching each one.

My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. (Psalm 139:15 NKJV)

More precious than little sparrows, not one of which goes overlooked by the Lord, these children landed in our nest. Here they received the names that they were lacking, and a new sense of identity. Yet the questions lurked within; “To whom do I belong? Who am I really?”

Despite the fact that I was born to two loving and accepting parents who cherished me and gave me a name, I asked those same questions. Culture to culture and nation to nation, despite our varied backgrounds, our hearts still yearn to know, “To whom do I belong? Who am I really?”

I remember the day I received my note. It wasn’t written on paper, but on my heart, and it was inscribed with the same simple message as that of my tiny, adopted sister; the date and the request, “Please take care of this little girl.” For it was on that day that I, as an adult, accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord, and became part of His family. I pray you have a similar note of adoption. For with that note comes the promise that “They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads,” (Rev. 22:4 NKJV). What a fulfillment of our desire for identification!

If you find yourself abandoned, wondering to whom you belong, or who you really are, I pray you’ll get your note. We’re all up for adoption, and your Father is waiting.

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Alicia Renkema02/15/13
This was such a sweet and powerful read. It seemed like it might be a true story, but didn't know for sure. Your story reminded me of the chat my son and I recently had about what an honor it is to be adopted because that is exactly how each one of us are able to become a part of God's precious family as you show at the end of your story. I loved how you put about the final note being the one in your heart placed there by the Lord Himself! The only thing I would do differently is I would have the verse in Revelation by itself or with the sentence immediately following as the end of your story. That is a very sold and strong ending for this piece. Your additional two sentences are repeating what you already have stated about hoping the reader will have their own note, so I think it is just a weaker note (ha) to end the story on. But all and all quite a lovely piece. If this piece is a true story I am glad you realized that you have a permanent home with Him!
Francie Snell 02/15/13
This is beautiful and beautifully written. Great work on this one.
John Huckstep02/18/13
I enjoyed reading this story about adoption. So glad I've been adopted by Christ. Well done.
Susan Montaperto02/19/13
A beautifully written story on why we all need to be adopted. Thank you.
God bless.
Judith Gayle Smith02/20/13
Maria Kana Santos02/21/13
Wonderful is our Father whose love is and and abounding forever and ever!

Well done, dear sister!
C D Swanson 02/21/13
God Bless & Congrats~