And make the crooked places straight;
I will break in pieces the gates of bronze
And cut the bars of iron.
And hidden riches of secret places,
That you may know that I, the LORD,
Who call you by your name,
Am the God of Israel.
Adoption is such an amazing example of Christ’s love for us! He has adopted me! – by His Son’s blood! This little guy, that Ian and Mindy are adopting, has done nothing but be born into a dire circumstance that seems hopeless to so many people. He doesn’t have money to give or a fancy resume. He hasn’t won some lottery or has done anything note-worthy…he’s just been born into a yucky situation and has no way of getting out of it on his own. Just like us. We were born into sin…a dire situation! We are unable to wash away our own sin and would never have a chance to enter Heaven without a Savior! – someone to redeem us…to reach down and pull us out of our yucky situation. Ian and Mindy have prepared tons of paperwork, paid lots of money, made travel plans, and will soon be picking up this baby out of his crazy world and will be bringing him to a place of promise…a place of hope! Just as Jesus has done for us. By His life of preparation, by His work on the cross, by the debt that we owed but that HE paid, we are saved! He has adopted us…those who believe on His name will be saved! – it’s a promise. And, someday we will be brought out of this crazy world and given a Heavenly Home where no more tears will be shed…where we will live with our Lord forever. Not because of what we have done, but because of what HE has done for us! Praise be to God…our loving and merciful Savior for His sacrifice…for doing all the work to save us! Now I get to live a life of gratitude by glorifying Him and worshiping Him for His amazing love!
I ended up printing the verse and the animal silhouettes on icing sheets so they would be clean and graphic and I could just apply them right onto the cake…saving me some time! Besides the verse there were four animal silhouettes around the cake. A lion, a rhinoceros, a giraffe and an elephant. Each animal had one of his names over the top…he has lots of names! :) That’s the beauty of adoption…they’re keeping his African name and middle name, then giving him an American first and middle name. He’s going to have a great story!
Since I made this template, I found this FMM straight frills cutter set 2 that has almost the exact same zig zag I used in my template. Click HERE. It could save ya time instead of printing mine out, cutting out the template then hand cutting out all the zig zags!
I LOVE this technique and use it ALL the time. I’ve shared it with you before on the FashionCake I did…but I’ll share it again in case you missed it. I use wax paper to hold my design while I transfer it onto the cake. This way, the fondant/modeling chocolate doesn’t stretch, bend or tear. It works beautifully!