“Father of the fatherless…is God in His holy habitation. God settles the lonely in a home.”
~ Psalm 68: 5 & 6
God has a particular love for the child in need of a family.
And He has a special love for adoption because He chooses to describe our own relationship with Him as one of– adoption.
“Adoption in God’s mind was not Plan B. He predestined us for adoption before the creation of the world. Plan A was not lots of children who never sin and never need to be redeemed. Plan A was creation, fall, redemption, and adoption so that the full range of God’s glory and mercy and grace could be known by His adopted children. Adoption was not second best. It was planned from the beginning.” ~John Piper
Today, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, is National Adoption Day .
And this time of year is extra close to my heart because it was during the week of Thanksgiving, five years ago, that we finalized the adoption of our fifth child, Lydia.
While God doesn’t ask every family to adopt, He does ask each one of us to care for the fatherless in some way…
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction.” ~James 1:27
“Give justice to the weak and fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and lonely; rescue the weak and needy.” ~ Psalm 82:3
Our family was absolutely blessed by the many family, friends, and even strangers who supported us throughout both of our adoptions. And there are many ways that we all can support God’s love for children and His heart for adoption:
Please read the rest over at The Better Mom website where I’m sharing today.
P.S. If you’d like to read more about adoption, you also might enjoy — the most important question you can ask about adoption, 7 reasons that we love adoption, our adoption journey and helpful adoption resources.