Natural, biological, step, foster, adopted -- do any of these words properly define the important role you play in the lives you are bound to? It is the role of every parent/grandparent (step or natural) to obey our responsibility of properly raising children according to God's word.
In his article "Step Parent Bible Story," Kevin Leland says, "If the responsibilities and duties of these roles are taken on and carried out correctly according to scripture, then there is hardly a discernable difference between biological or step."
I believe the depth of a bond, commitment, and loyalty with individuals is not determined by bloodline. We are bound to one another by love. God is love and it has been said that it is the love that comes from the heart which is binding and creates the desire to be bound.
An author from the 1800s states , "Love understands love; it needs no talk. Sunlight needs no paraphernalia of pipes, and wicks, and burners; it just shines out, direct, and immediate. And the dew drop flashes it back in the same way. Love is the single diamond of soul-expression that is felt and we can never put into any other words."
Read "Step Parent Bible Story" and learn about the relationship between Mordecai and Ester -- the close relationship between a stepparent and stepchild.
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