Our Starfish - Jeremy's adoption song

Adoption song

© Deborah Bolack 2000 

Walking along a sandy beach,
a boy saw star fish at his feet.
One by one he threw them far;
into the ocean, flew each little star.
Then a man who was watching just shook his head.
“You can’t save them all,” he finally said.
As the boy threw a star fish out to the sea,
he gazed out at the water, and he started to speak.
“ I can’t save all the star fish that wait on this shore,
But I gave that one a chance to live life once more.”
As I thought of a star fish out of the sea,
the Lord touched my heart, and he spoke to me,
of a boy who was needing someone to come,
and give to him a family and a home of his own.
So, we took our starfish, a gift from the Lord,
and together we’ve been blessed far beyond that shore.
Walking along a sandy beach.

Luke 15:4,6 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

And when he cometh home, he calleth his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

Brian and I had decided to adopt another child, and a year after we began the process, we were told about a little fifteen month old boy. The information we were given described a beautiful little boy with twinkling blue eyes, who was at risk of having many developmental problems as he grew older. As much as we wanted another child, we needed to know for sure that this was the one the Lord had for us.
As we prayed for God’s guidance, our church had a visiting preacher come to share his ministry. He used the story of the starfish as an illustration. God’s answer couldn’t have been more clear. This little boy was our starfish. One month later we brought Jerry home.


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