As of May 10, 2010 the human population of the world is estimated to be 6.8 billion people according to the US Census Bureau. Can God really love 6.8 billion people? For a long time I thought that seemed unreasonable and a ridiculous idea.
Three years ago this month was when we brought our first adopted son Noah home from Ethiopia. We immediately fell in love with him and never thought twice about him looking different or not being our biological child. Last year as we prepared to bring our two girls home from Rwanda this question went through my mind "I love Noah so much, I'm not sure I'll be able to love these two girls in the same way?" It didn't seem feasible how I could love two other children with the same amount of love that I had for my first son.
Now that Maya and Keira are home, I can say I do. I love each of my children completely and individually. Going from 1 to 3 kids didn't divide my love, but it increased my capacity to love in a way that I couldn't have imagined. I'm crazy about each of my kids and fully love each of them.
If I can do this with three children, then I have no doubt God can do this with every person on the earth. Before having kids I never really understood, now I do.
God loves you.