Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Why we want to adopt again.


I just read a very compelling article over at the website Moore to the Point which clearly articulates our belief that the orphans (abroad and in foster care) are our neighbors, and thus, we should care for them. Here is one of my favorite parts:
Yes, orphan care can be risky. Justice for the fatherless will sap far more from us than just the time it takes to advocate. These kids need to be reared, to be taught, to be hugged, to be heard. Children who have been traumatized often need more than we ever expect to give. It is easier to ignore those cries. But love of any kind is risky.

The Gospel means it’s worth it to love, even to the point of shedding your own blood. After all, that’s what made a family for ex-orphans like us.
I encourage you to read it, and think about what he has to say.

4 comments:

  1. i am impressed at what you do

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  2. Dont be impressed with me. I'm just a tool God graciously uses. Be impressed with Him; that He can make someone like me want to do His will. That is far more impressive.

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  3. Hi. I came across your blog from another and am looking forward to going to that link when the house is a bit quieter!! I love the excerpt that you put on your post. We adopted our daughter in 2007 from China and have never been the same!! You have a beautiful family. Thank you for speaking up for those who have no voice! God is using His people to make a difference-

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  4. Just realized from your timeline that your daughter was born in Korea--we waiting for our referral from Korea (hopefully next summer)!

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