Sunday, April 25, 2010

great article, great perspective!

I read this article today and thought it was really great.  There are so many incredible things about many spiritual parallels of how God has adopted us into His family.  A sweet, tangible picture. God CHOOSING us!  God COMING AFTER us!  God PURSUING us!   Amazing love, active love, selfless love!

At the same time, there are many difficult things about adoption.  This article speaks to some of the hardships and grief involved.  I have struggled through some thoughts of why adoption plays out the way that it does sometimes...why a child has to be abandoned...why putting a child up for adoption is the answer if money is short...why pain and heartache have to be involved.  A dear, wise friend told me as I was struggling through one of these qusestions one day, "You know, God never intended to grow our families this way.  It is a broken system because we live in a fallen world.  And at the same time, what an amazing picture of God's love for us..."  (maybe that wasn't word for word, but you get the idea!)  That has stuck with me as we walk along in this journey!

Check out the article, and if you think about it, pray for us and our little Crenshaw far away!

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