It was back in November of 2003 (little did we know our Chloe would be born in a few short months) that we started thinking of adopting. It was National Adoption Month and boy were we getting "hit over the head"!!! And yes, we are SO glad we listened. So, I do all I can to get the word out for other orphans. Our pastor's wife reminded us at church last night that the number of orphans in the world right now is equal to HALF the population of the U.S. - astounding, isn't it!?! I found a great link today with lots of adoption books and even podcasts - go HERE and check it out if you are interested. Then go HERE for STILL MORE books that focus on adoption or orphans. I don't think I ever even noticed all those books before - now I see them everywhere. I love it!
We attended a worship service yesterday at a nearby church that was honoring families that have adopted. What a powerful display of God's love! I was amazed to see the little ones of all different colors and backgrounds together - they were holding hands and playing games and running around - the little ones didn't care what color their friends were, they just enjoyed each other's company! It was just such a simple reminder of what Heaven will be like someday. I am just so in awe of God's "big-ness" when I am at gatherings such as this - He chooses to bring little ones from China, Guatemala, Ukraine, Ethiopia - the list goes on and on - and ALL to glorify Himself - what a Great God we serve! Thank you again, Katelyn's Fund - for a wonderful time together. We are truly blessed.
When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.