Friday, February 17, 2012

A Biblical Perspective

So what was is about the book "Orphanology" that moved us so quickly to pursue adoption? David Platt writes in the forward: "By God's grace, we have been adopted into his family, to know Him as Father and enjoy Him as friend". Adoption is an expression in our lives of the Gospel in our hearts! That is why we don't want to adopt a child that looks like us. We want everyone around to see that this child is obviously chosen by our family to be a part of us, grafted in by the beautiful act of adoption, just as Christ has chosen us and brought us into His family.
We were reminded while reading this book that God weaves the Gospel and adoption together. God has shown His love to us as the Father by giving us Christ. He found us in our hopeless state, lonely and without mercy, and took us up to be members of His family. One of the clearest displays of the Gospel in our lives is when Christians extend a merciful hand to needy children, and bring them into their families.
When people see our family, I want them to see a picture of God's mercy. I want them to be a physical representation of what God has done spiritually in our lives. I want my kids' stories to scream out redemption, mercy, and hope both in their family story and their spiritual story!

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