Our children are so full of joy and love. And they are our son and daughter. What beautiful words. They don't just belong to us through love and legal documentation, they belong to us through God.
There have been a few friends of ours that I've had the privilege of walking with at the beginning of their adoption journey. And it's an exciting thing to realize that when God places adoption on a family's heart He also has a child waiting for that family. Taking the first step of faith to follow Him toward that child is the hardest part, but the blessings that follow are far too numerous to count.
God loved us enough to sacrifice His only Son, and the Bible tells us that He wants His children to know and walk in that love. Just think -- for the child that does not have a family, he or she can learn of God's love through you. And you can learn more about God's love through them too.
So if God is placing adoption on your heart, don't be overwhelmed by fear and excuses. Pray for the Lord to show you His will in regard to the orphan crisis, and if He is leading you to do it, take that first step. Do it afraid. And I guarantee that your fear will turn into overwhelming joy and gratitude to the One who makes a way at every step in your journey.