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Well as an adoptee myself and the older sister to two other girls from China, my family and I have considered the matter quite a bit. In fact, my parents and I were recently asked to share with a small Bible study group on this topic. We shared nine points of similarity which I’ve been posting and sharing one at a time over on my Google+ page. However, for my faithful blog readers who don’t do Google+, I thought I’d reshare the first three points here with you.*
It wasn’t because it was old, irreparable, broken, or worthless. In fact, it wasn’t even a car.
No. The Mercedes I’m thinking of was a girl. And this is her story.
Over this Adoption/Orphan Care series, we’ve taken a close look at God’s heart for the orphan, our responsibility to care for them, and ways in which one can get involved. So to close out this wonderful series on adoption and orphan care, I would like to share my testimony of God’s faithfulness and bear witness to the power adoption has to transform the life of an orphaned child.
My story began before I was even born, when about thirty-five years ago in the ancient land of China, one man decided to implement nation-wide population control. This decision was brought into effect through the One Child policy, and though this law has recently been repealed, it has forever impacted a generation.
“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”
~ Galatians 4:4-7
“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!”
Orphans are not statistics. They’re not merely by-products of war, famine, tragedy, or disaster. They are children, created in the image of God and loved by Him, but are the victims of man’s heartbreaking brokenness.
In The Least of These, I asked you what you were going to do now. Now that you know that every orphan child’s name is Jesus; know that when you see their faces, you’re looking at the face of your Savior. You can’t walk away and claim ignorance because now you know that every needy child you receive is like receiving Christ, but everyone you reject is like rejecting your Creator and Redeemer. So I ask you again, what are you going to do now that you know? Will you give one of the least of these a cup of water, a decent meal, or protection against the elements in Jesus' name?
We have been given a divine mandate to care for orphans in their distress. It is not the responsibility of humanitarian agencies, governments, or institutions, but Christ’s Church, as a whole and as individuals. It is not something for someone else to do; it is a task WE must do.
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So to close out this wonderful series on adoption and orphan care, I would like to share my testimony of God’s faithfulness and bear witness to the power adoption has to transform the life of an orphaned child. Read more
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