Today Duane and I are pursuing the adoption of our three year old son – Elijah. Our home study has been finalized and today our paperwork is on the way to Liberia. What amazes me the most about this process is how I can love a child so much, that isn’t in my womb, nor have I ever met. But I do know it is God that calls us to his life, and he has been called to ours. We know God’s timing is perfect and wait until Elijah’s homecoming.
I share all this with you because we are all called as James reminds us “to look after orphans and widows in their distress”. Perhaps you can open your home to a child, and perhaps God is opening a door for you to help those in the far ends of the world. But we all aren’t able and we all aren’t sent on the same journey. But I do ask you to get involved – there are so many organizations that need your help. Ask me about getting involved with Casa Hogar, Compassion International, or Watoto. See about getting an adoption ministry set up at your church or in your community. Find the local crisis pregnancy center and see how you can get involved. Perhaps you are able to give financially. But if anything can you pray for these children? Can you pray how you can be involved? Through your help you can give hope to a child and through you these orphans can know they have a Father, they aren’t a mistake, they aren’t thrown away, not abandoned but have a great purpose and are loved.