Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 1:27

He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves.

Ephesians 1:5-6

Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.

Isaiah 1:17

Monday, May 20, 2013

Why This Call is SO Important

I just need to get this out there. Josh and I are NOT adopting to grow our family! We are perfectly happy with our four children. We are perfectly happy knowing they are all here, they are all healthy and they are all well taken care of. We do not need more children because we think "how fun it would be to have a large family". That was never me. I have ALWAYS loved children, but more than four was never in my future as far as I was concerned. Being told constantly wow your hands are full, or getting the stares from having more than 2 kids, was not in my plans. Josh and I were called to adopt because it is COMMANDED. Nothing more, nothing less.

"Religion that God our father accepts as pure and faultless is this: To look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
James 1:27

Isaiah 1:16-17, “wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”

Job 29:11-12, “Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me, because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him.”

There are so many verses on taking care of orphans! I've said it many times and I will say it again...We are not ALL called to adopt! It would be awesome if those who felt led wouldn't let things stop them (believe me, I wanted to many times) but it would be amazing if our churches, pastors, and church goers, would fully understand this calling. We are missionaries in a way to these children. Just like missionaries, we are not all called to go across seas and reach those in other countries...but we are called to support them, to care about them, to support them fully and to pray continually for them. 
Do you have 8 minutes? This video will explain it to you in a way that I never could. 

My child is a million miles away right now-and I will do EVERYTHING-with or without help or get there!!!!

For all those who have been behind us 100%, Thank you! For all of you who really know how Big our God is and are excited with us and for us, THANK YOU! For those who have loved us, prayed for us, and who have showed up for us in a big way, THANK YOU!!!! You will forever be apart of ours and Nina's lives. And I'm pumped to show our once orphaned child the love you all have for her! The same love God had for us we were once orphans ourselves...

Have a great week! Love you all!!!

1 comment:

  1. Said it perfectly. I so hope that MANY people see this and understand better. :)