Sorry its been a while since we've posted anything. Not a whole lot has changed since we wrote last. We have one set of paperwork filled out and are waiting on a doctor's release of info before we can send it in.
It has been troubling to hear some of the reactions to our adoption lately. So we would like to take this post and address them, as well as, show you one of the scripture passages that has been a rock for us. We have had people refer to Christian adoption as a "new fad", and have heard people say it is an act of rebellion toward our families. Totally False!!!! Let's look at Isaiah 1. You may not have your Bible close by so we will type it out for you...
"When you come to appear before me, who has required of you this trampling of my courts? Bring no more vain offerings; incense is an abomination to me. New moon and Sabbath and the calling of convocations-I cannot endure iniquity and solemn assembly. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates; they have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them. When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood. Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause."
Notice verses 12-15 are all acts of "religious worship". God says that He is sick of those things and actually hates them. Then, inverses 16 and 17, He gives His people a few ways to show Him REAL worship. Since we are adopting we're going to look at "bringing justice to the fatherless" part. Here is the most important Being in all the universe declaring that for us to worship Him we must go to the aide of and love on the least important beings in all the universe. How compassionate, how loving, how merciful is our awesome God to make adoption an act of worship of Him!!!
You may be thinking, "It doesn't say adopt, it says bring justice to the fatherless." True. But, we would have to argue that the only injustice of the fatherless is the fact that they don't have a family. We would never say all should adopt, but we would say all should be proactive in bringing justice to the fatherless in the name of Jesus.
We think it's time for us to repent from seeing adoption as a "fad", or something the weird radicals do, or even an act of rebellion. Join us in seeing it as something adopted children of God do out of obedience to and worship of their heavenly Father. May all glory, honor, and praise be to the Ultimate Orphan-Redeemer, Jesus Christ! (John 14:18)