Sunday, January 19, 2014

be a family

I received a comment from someone who is wounded by this post. 

Dear Anonymous,

I am so sorry for wounding you.  Biblically speaking...adoption is a supernatural occurrence.  As believers, our adoptions into Christ's family are supernatural.  

I will go further here than I originally did and say...all believers...those raising biological children and those raising adopted children are in need of supernatural aid in helping them steward the lives the Lord has entrusted into their care. 

Adoption is a beautiful thing.  The love of the Lord is on display & even magnified through adoption. 



Another re-homing article in the news. 

Desperate people do desperate things.

So many many complexities.

We know that believers are called to handle things differently than the world does.

We have wisdom that the world does not possess & we have resources that the world does not have.  Our well never runs dry. 

What does this mean for believing adoptive families?

What needs to be done?????...cuz something needs to be done...cuz lots of kids and parents are struggling & suffering. 

I've been processing.... with a Christian counselor...all of the above.  The church MUST rise up not only in adopting...but in supporting adoptive families pre-during-and post adoptions.  If we are to operate as a family...then we are to do just that.   Be a family.  Sharing and carrying one anothers' burdens.  Not just the joys.  Not just the homecomings at the airport...but the burdens.   And not just the pre-adoption fund raising burdens...the post adoptive ones too.    

We are all called to orphan care.

We are not all called to adopt.

DO NOT ADOPT unless the Lord is calling you to do so.  

Adoption is supernatural.  I am absolutely convinced.  And that means we cannot manage it in our own strength. 


Kiki said...

What the families in the Reuters article did was straight-up CRIMINAL. Period.

There is a LEGAL way to remove a child who cannot safely be kept in your home: Sign the kid over to CPS and pay child support until said child turns 18.

It is never EVER acceptable to hand YOUR kid over to an unscreened stranger you met on a yahoo chat board!