Today is Orphan Sunday! This is a video Spencer made of all the families at our church who have adopted:
“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.”
Adoption is God’s command to His church. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have never seen anything that can be so ugly, but it can be so beautiful–so beautiful.
But real beauty always goes hand-‘n-hand with ugliness in this world.
Adoption can be sad. It can be convicting. It can be humbling. Because every one of us needs to be adopted. Every one of us needs to be redeemed.
We love, because we are loved.
We give, because we have received.
We care for orphans, because we were orphans.
We adopt, because we were adopted.