... adopt another child when you already have three?
... care about someone who lives half the world away?
... turn your life upside down for a child you've never met?
... risk your lifestyle for a child with medical special needs?
and the list goes on.
My answer goes something like this:"...there was a time when we were foolish, rebellious, and deceived... we spent our lives being spiteful, envious, hated by many, and hating one another.
But then something happened:God our Savior and His overpowering love and kindness for humankind entered our world;
He came to save us.
It’s not that we earned it by doing good works or righteous deeds; He came because He is merciful. He brought us out of our old ways of living to a new beginning...
All of this happened so that through His grace we would be accepted into
God’s covenant family and
appointed to be His heirs,
full of the hope that comes from knowing you have eternal life.
When I was living a lifestyle of selfishness, Jesus saved me. I was given hope, knowing I have eternal life and I was adopted to be the daughter of the creator of the universe! My life became meaningful and significant rather than self-serving.
Because of what God has done for us, we are choosing to adopt a child who was abandoned. He had no family, no belonging, and a bleak future.
BUT THEN SOMETHING HAPPENED.
If you have never known what it is to turn away from your own self-seeking life and accept God's gift of a hope and a future, please contact me for more information on how you can be saved and "appointed as His heir, full of the hope that comes from knowing you have eternal life." See also: http://www.allaboutgod.com/how-to-be-saved.htm