ADOPTION ... It is becoming a more commonly heard word in todays society. Sadly, even though the word is heard more and more, the feelings that it strikes in the hearts of those who hear it remain more negative than positive.
I have found throughout our journey of domestic adoption, foster care, and now international adoption that a common attitude is that "Adoption is a wonderful thing for someone else's family."
People like to appear to support adoption, but truly they seem to be more in support of the "idea" of adoption being a good thing. They however, do not want it to require anything of them. Time, Money, Feelings, Effort, Understanding, Sacrifice... all these things may take away from their current lifestyle.
When so many believers and non believers refuse to support adoption and orphans in some way, I begin to wonder if God doesn't take it as a personal affront to Himself. And if He doesnt' think of when His eldest Son was so horribly rejected by so many here on earth. Jesus came as a gift for us, that we may have eternal life, and yet was rejected by so many. God blesses us with the gift of a child on this earth, and yet that same child often times dies w/o knowing anything but rejection by human hearts! "Where is the voice is the desert" crying out for justice??? For healing? For love? For family? For compassion? How many children have to waste away before we as believers cry "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!"?
Supposedly not all are called to adoption [and you better believe that it is A CALLING from GOD]! Yet, there are other ways to help besides the adoption of a child, such as PRAYER, DONATIONS, VERBAL and PHYSICAL SUPPORT... etc.
I dont' know why, but so many people, esp. family, tend to get ugly about the issue of adoption. Things are said that you can't take back, and lines are crossed that you can't mend easily.
For all those who have been hurt by friends and family, for those who do not understand why others do not share our joy and promise in this child of ours take the time to let the words of this song heal your heart. When God is with us, who can be against us?
Oh No You Never Let Go: