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And They’re Off !!!!!!!!!

Off to Ch*na that is.

Friends of ours are flying to Ch*na to finalize the adoption of their two little boys.

Lots of us are flying with them, at least vicariously.  They are part ours too, many of us.  We’ve talked about them, prayed for them, helped raise money for them, commiserated over delays, and looked at pictures for well over a year.  Yet the boys have not met any of us.  They’ve not even met their new mom and dad.  Not their six new brothers and sisters.  Not the grandmother that has gone to help out with the little ones.  Nor the grandpa who stayed home to take care of the pets they haven’t seen yet.  I haven’t even mentioned the extended family, the church family and the friends who the boys have yet to meet.

{Need to pray the US government doesn’t shut down.  Turns out the American Consulate will shut down also if that happens.}


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Adopted for Life – Free Audio Book Download

Adopted for Life – The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches

by Russell Moore

The gospel of Jesus Christ—the good news that through Jesus we have been adopted as sons and daughters into God’s family—means that Christians ought to be at the forefront of the adoption of orphans in North America and around the world.

Moore does not shy away from this call in Adopted for Life, a popular-level, practical manifesto for Christians to adopt children and to help equip other Christian families to do the same. He shows that adoption is not just about couples who want children—or who want more children. It is about an entire culture within the church, a culture that sees adoption as part of the Great Commission mandate and as a sign of the gospel itself.



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Have You Been Adopted?

Those of us whom Christ has called rarely think about the fact that we are adopted.  We were the slaves and sons of the Father of Lies, Satan, yet Christ came to adopt us so that now we are sons and heirs with Him to our Father.

Ephesians 1:3-6
3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
4  even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
5  he predestined us for adoption through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
6  to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
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Galatians 4:4-7
4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,
5  to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”
7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God
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Albert Mohler wrote this moving piece comparing our adoption in Christ to adoption in Haiti.

Adopted for Life . . . and in Death

Arno was inseparable from Mr. Penguin. The little Haitian boy was almost three years old, and the plush penguin with the word “love” inscribed upon it was his most treasured object. The orphan and his penguin were always seen together.

The boy had been given the penguin just after his birth. A Dutch couple was in the process of adopting him almost from the start of his life — they had been matched to him when he was only two months old. The penguin represented a promise.

The process of adoption took two years — the length of time considered adequate to determine that no living relatives might claim him. According to official estimates, there were over 50,000 parentless orphans in Haiti before the earthquake came and orphaned many thousands more. … Continue


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