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!