"Adoption in God’s mind was not Plan B. He predestined us for adoption before the creation of the world. Plan A was not lots of children who never sin and never need to be redeemed. Plan A was creation, fall, redemption, adoption so that the full range of God’s glory and mercy and grace could be known by his adopted children. Adoption was not second best. It was planned from
the beginning." -John Piper.
Sometimes, I get frustrated with all of the injustice.
Sometimes, I get overwhelmed with all that I want to do.
Sometimes, I just want to act now... not in a few years, but right. stinkin. now.
...And then I come across things like Elijah's Hope.
Elijah's Hope is an organization through which you can adopt children through prayer.
They are real kids, living in orphanages around the world. You get their information and story, you get updates, you even get lists of mission trips that are going to be visiting your baby's home.
I have a little girl. I can't show you her picture, but I can tell you that she's a gorgeous little chinese baby. And she's all mine... Until she gets adopted, then I guess I'll have to share. :)
Adoption is the Lord's heart. And even if it's not physical adoption, we must follow in the footsteps of our Savior.