God’s love for us is big.
He has children, the chosen nation of Israel, but then He reached out to us Gentiles and offered to adopt anyone who would accept the way of salvation.
God the Father is the first adoptive parent. Adoption is a central theme of the Christian faith.
What makes all of this possible?
At least, that’s what we tell people.
God’s big love is for you.
His love transcends all other love.
Open your heart to His love.
I now want to shift our attention to the millions of children who need a home.
It’s cool to hear the adoption stories of fellow Christians, but they all have one element that bothers me:
“You know, it took us awhile to accept the idea of adoption because we just didn’t know if we could love a child that wasn’t ours.”
Wait a minute.
All Christians were once orphans, but we have to think about loving a child who’s not ours?
I have a problem with this statement.
How can I not love a child?
There’s no denying the beautiful connection between a parent and a child. To say, though, that my love can only be limited to those who came from me is selfish.
Ask yourself: What if God had excluded Gentiles?
(A Gentile, by the way, is anyone who is not a Jew.)
Thank goodness His love is bigger than ours or we’d all be in trouble.
Please hear me: I’m happy families are adopting.
Is there anything wrong with looking at a situation and saying, “Can we do this?”
Seek wisdom in making the decision because it is a big decision.
Our ability to love, however, should never be a factor. We received our love–and the power to love–from God.