I had forgotten that today is ‘Orphan Sunday’ until I saw a friend post something about it. Today is the day that the Church brings to the forefront the estimated 150 million estimated orphans in our world today. And it is awesome and necessary and so important.
But it’s not enough.
Because you see that number- 150 million, that’s huge. That’s way bigger than one day a year. Its way bigger than us. Sometimes when I see that number I become overwhelmed- because the need is so great. I can’t fix that number, but I can do something. I may not be able to change all of those kid’s lives, but I can change at least one, and so can you. Maybe you can’t adopt- but maybe you can. Maybe God is asking you to prayerfully consider it. Maybe your role is through advocating, fostering, giving, or encouraging those around you who are adopting and fostering.
“Adoption is not just about couples who want children-or who want more children. Adoption is about an entire culture within our churches, a culture that sees adoption as part of our Great Commission mandate and as a sign of the gospel itself.”
Russel Moore, Adopted for Life
We’re not adopting because we are some sort of special people. We’re adopting because we were adopted, by a Heavenly Father, who loved us enough to send His son, and who has commanded us to care for those without an earthly father. We’re adopting because we have been given a love greater than we could ever imagine, and we want to love with that kind of love.
We are still in the waiting process for our sweet baby, waiting now for our visas to come through to travel to Pakistan. We would be so grateful if you would pray with us.