If you have adopted a child or ever think you might adopt a child (or foster a child), you must see the movie "The Blind Side". It beautifully depicts what all of us know in our hearts: there are children who have been abandoned in our world, out of no fault of their own, and they deserve a chance.
How many of you have ever thought about adopting a child through http://www.adoptuskids.org/ ? There are thousands that are available right now for adoption at barely any cost at all to the adoptive family. Sometimes there is no cost.
I have received hundreds of emails from families who have said they want to adopt but cannot afford an international adoption. Go see this movie. It does us all some good to be reminded there are kids in our own country who need a family too. AND, every child who has been abandoned is a special needs kid.....the "least of these". Their special needs? A family. People who know their favorite things. Consistency. Love. Boundaries. Dinner around a table. To belong. To be tucked in at night. To learn about God.
If you step out in faith and visit http://www.adoptuskids.org/, you will get to choose the age range and number of children you would consider (sibling group anyone?) For instance, when I pulled up the age range from six years old to ten years old, chose that I would consider adopting one child only, 430 children popped up on the screen. 28 pages of them......faces, names, stories, dreams, gifts, talents, etc. Alot of the kids have dark skin. Who cares, though, right? Two well known Creation Scientists teach that Adam and Eve were "brown". Did you know that?
"Adam and Eve were most likely a middle brown color carrying both dominant and recessive genes for the pigment melanin in the skin. Children who received all the dominant genes would end up with a lot of the color and be very dark. Children who received all the recessive genes would end up with only a little color and be very light. Children with a mixture of the genes would be middle brown......To form different people groups with distinguishing characteristics, one would need to split up the population and isolate groups from one another."
(Taken from http://www.answersingenesis.org/ ---Ken Hamm)
Sound like segregation to you? (I wonder if segregation really did begin at the Tower of Babel?)
And John Mackay (www.creationresearch.net) does an entire DVD series called "History of Man" which includes topics such as: Does Man Evolve? Was Adam Black? Babel: What Happened? Noah at the Tower? Different Races, How? It is very interesting; Mackay literally PROVES Adam and Eve had dark skin and leaves you with a great big WOW! We have owned the DVD for several years.
Some may think I am a bit off the wall this evening. I think it is this whole "Crazy Love" thing we have going on in our home thanks to Francis Chan's book. Over the last several weeks, our entire family has had an overwhelming desire to love the whole world......care for children who are longing for a home.....feed the hungry.....visit the widows and widowers.....shout about how great our God is!
What would your Christmas card look like next year if there was a new face that noticeably didn't belong? Would people think you are crazy.....or crazy in love???