The Responsibility of Adoption

Watching the leaders and kids at camp the other week, I thought-When did these kids become these leaders’ responsibility (while also thanking God I wasn’t a leader)? The answer-When they got on the bus to go to camp.

I couldn’t help but then think of adoption for us and the day a precious baby will become ours. When will responsibility shift to us? 7 days after his or her birth. I can hardly wait!

But even more I began to wonder when Jeremy and I felt that adoption was our responsibility? Was it a moment like the kids getting on the bus for camp? Was is a time like waiting 7 days after our baby is born? When?

I know-It happened when we began to understand the Gospel and our own adoption. It happened when all of our excuses seemed like hogwash compared to God’s grace.

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.” -Galatians 4:4,5

So I’m just wondering what that means for Christians. Maybe it’s not the adoption process that is presently kicking my tail (be encouraged!). Maybe it’s financial support of a crisis pregnancy center. Maybe it’s foster care. Maybe it’s prayer-Heaven knows we need it.

I don’t know…But I do know that caring for orphans is our responsibility…it’s our calling. We will each play a part. What will yours be?

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