Monday, November 24, 2008
Yesterday, my sister shared her heart for adoption at our church. While she knows God has not called her to adopt she has promised to help me love and and care for any the LORD leads me to adopt. And, she has been true to her promise. She is the best aunt to my children, while she and Ellie share a special bond.
So, at church, yesterday, she brought tears to many eyes when she shared this story:
While in China, there were many beggars along the streets of Taiyuan. One beggar in particular was a crippled man lying on a blanket on the sidewalk. It occurred to her that Ellie, had she remained in China, could have possibly become a beggar on the street.
I know there are many who are offended by the idea that we adopt to "save" the children. I know that the blessings are ours when we adopt, but I also believe we are the hands and feet of Jesus. He came to us when we were lost and undone. He allows us to represent Him on earth.
God is great and greatly to be praised. It is such a privilege to join Him in his work.