Monday, February 8, 2010

Why adopt again?

That's a good question. We are very content with our lives right now. Why would we embark on a journey that is certain to be stressful, expensive, and difficult? Why would we consider adding a child with a special need to our family? These are questions we have talked about extensively as we begin this adoption. The short answer is, why not? There are millions of orphans in the world in need of families. Scripture commands us to care for orphans. We have room, we have food, we have plenty of love, and most importantly, we know Jesus. We desire that the Lord would use us to help our new daughter understand her worth and value in His sight, and that He would draw her into a saving relationship with Himself. In the end, it's really not about us at all. The better question to ask is not why adopt, but rather, how could we NOT?

1 comment:

  1. My tears are coming as I read this and yet it maks me laugh too because I know the joy that comes from following Jesus!

    We'll be praying for you all and your precious lilttle girl to come.