For the glory of God and as a practical response to the gospel of Jesus Christ, my wife and I have started the international adoption process with America World Adoption. God willing, we will adopt a child from Ethiopia. Here are just a few of the reasons why we are making this sacrifice and pursuing this joy:
-we want to show God's compassion for the weak and helpless.
-we want to be doers of the Word and not merely hearers.
-we want to reflect the heart of the God who has adopted us in Christ.
-we want to be part of the plan of God to fill the earth with His glory.
-we can't raise all orphans in a godly home, but we can raise 1.
-we want our pro-life commitments to be more than just an ideology.
-we want to be an example to inspire and encourage others to adopt.
-we don't want to waste our short lives.
-we want to love as we have been loved: unconditionally.
Here is John Piper explaining why adoption is so phenomenally big and important: