Monday, May 18, 2009

Adoption and the heart of God

"I rejoice in the growing vision for the sacred calling of adoption. The pain and pleasures of parenting are multiplied with every child we embrace -- whatever age and by whatever means. The rewards are partly in this life, but mainly in the next. Jesus does not call us to maximize our securities and comforts here. He said, "Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." The short-term risks of adoption are huge. The long-term risks of love are zero. God will make all grace abound for every day's demand. Nothing is impossible with Him. There will be no regrets for parents who love in the power of Christ. May God multiply churches that live this truth."

--John Piper

"Heavenly Father, PLEASE make a way for us to bring our girls home! Each day I look at the road ahead, reminded of how impossible it is for us. Then I remember you are with us, every step we take, and that nothing is impossible for YOU! When you are with us, who can be against us? Allow us to awaken each day in delightful anticipation of what is to come, and how your glory will shine in the adoption of Yana and Shawnee! In your name Lord, let all be to Your glory! Amen."

-Kelly Mayden

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