Today was Orphan Sunday at our church and it sparked that passion inside I have for adoption on many levels, reminding me of the importance of adoption.
I’m thankful for how God has used adoption in my life, the story He’s given us to display His glory, the life He’s given Anna with her awesome parents. The mere fact that He had it all planned out– He took my bad choices and orchestrated it into a beautiful time line of events and blessed our relationship. I’m grateful for how adoption was an avenue God used to redeem my own life. And in another perspective, I’m thankful that we are all adopted into God’s family if we chose to accept it!
Jesus said in Matthew 25:45, “I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.”
“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” James 1:27
We talked about God calling us to help orphans and widows in various ways. Adoption, of course, being one of those ways, along with supporting those who are trying to adopt, sponsoring a child, or going on a mission trip, etc. Or, simply praying for them. Makes me wonder what God has in store for our future and how He’ll use us to help as we continue our walk!
By the way, November is National Adoption Awareness Month! Anything you want to know that I can help answer?