If you have known me for very long, you know that I LOVE to read! But, also, you know that I HATE non-fiction! There is just something about getting lost in the story that a fiction book does for me! I mean, I love a good book! I love the detail an author gives that just makes you feel like you are a part of the story!
Well, last weekend one of the pastors at our church handed Tony a book and suggested that we read it. You know my first thought was, "Oh yay! (insert sarcastic tone) A non-fiction book!" I'll just put it right up there with all the other ones that I have good intentions to finish but only get a few chapters in to! Now, that doesn't always happen! Last summer, I finished a Beth Moore book! I had to make myself and not read anything else! (I tend to read more than one book at a time!) Ok, back to topic...the pastor gave Tony this book and I dove right into it when we got home!
It's called Orphanology. A couple of pages into it....I was hooked! This book is an amazing journey into adoption and God's word and how they are intertwined. It talks about how we are "adopted" by God and that adoption is totally gospel centered! I love it! After one chapter I was in tears and more than ready to hop on a plane and pick up this cutie!
Sorry, I couldn't resist letting you see her sweet face again!
Back to topic! Did you know that we are all called to adoption? I know it's not for everyone and you may not be in a position to actuall adopt! But according to God's word, we are to take care of the fatherless!
James 1:27 " 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. "
We are called as children of God to take care of HIS children! I don't know what that means for you but for me it puts this whole process in perspective! I knew from age 10 that I would adopt! I've known from the beginning of this process that God had this plan for my family! And now...I'm praying about what other plans he has for us!
He is BIG! He will do BIG things!!!!