the other side of international adoption

I just read this great post on international adoption.  You should read it too.  And take note of the passage from Amos…

For I know how many are your offenses
and how great your sins.

There are those who oppress the innocent and take bribes
and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.
 Therefore the prudent keep quiet in such times,
for the times are evil.

Seek good, not evil,
that you may live.
Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you,
just as you say he is.
Hate evil, love good;
maintain justice in the courts.
Perhaps the Lord God Almighty will have mercy
on the remnant of Joseph. – Amos 5:12-15

If you seek good and not evil in every other area of your life and you know that seeking good is the requirement for having God with you in every situation, why would you choose to participate in evil in order to adopt?  God loves adoption.  He promised to place the lonely in families.  But He also made it very clear that anyone who follows Him should not participate in injustice.

That’s my soapbox for today.

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