The Easy Part and The Hard Part

When it all comes down to it, adoption could easily be done by most people. With enough dedication to saving and being diligent about paperwork a great number of people could pull it off. Knowing this, there is no feeling that you have done your good work, and you have arrived. Setting out to adopt and seeing that through to completion is by far the easy part.The hard part is continuing to listen to God's call to love the poor and the broken. It would seem in most cases that those that God speaks to are called to adopt and adopt and adopt again. The tendency I find creeping up in me is to slide away from this call and move to a state of security and comfort. It reminds me of a Rich Mullins quote:
“Christianity is not about building an absolutely secure little niche in the world where you can live with your perfect little wife and your perfect little children in your beautiful little house where you have no gays or minority groups anywhere near you. Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken.”
Amy and I know clearly that God wants us to fill our house with kids who need adopted. We are already sensing that the dawn of the new year will see us starting the process again. Pray for us please that we will stay strong in the passionate pursuit of learning to love like Jesus loved.

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