And…Sunday, November 3rd is Orphan Sunday.  If your church doesn’t participate, Show Hope‘s blog is a great resource for ways to get involved, ways to get your church and community involved, and how you can personally help children all around the world who are in need.  I remember reading on the Abba Fund’s blog that if just 6% of the world’s Christians would adopt, we would have no more adoptable children in the world.  That is staggering to me.  I think so many people are overwhelmed by adoption – how can we afford it, where do we start?  And sometimes that fear keeps us from listening to God’s voice telling us to move.  Reminding us of His command in James 1:27: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress.”

Adoption is hard.  It’s emotional and difficult and expensive and not perfect.  There is grief and there is turmoil.  But there is the lesson of ultimate redemption. There is love beyond imagination.  It’s a beautiful, miraculous thing.  If you want to get involved in Orphan Sunday, visit Show Hope’s blog linked above. 🙂