I am very humbled to have been asked to be one of the “featured bloggers” at this year’s Together For Adoption conference here in Phoenix. This means that, today and tomorrow, I hope to have several posts highlighting the conference. The first thing you should know is that it’s much more than simply being told Christians should support adoption, though that is certainly true.
But, as I posted yesterday, much of the Christian life is actually a question of motivation. One of the beauties of this conference is that it strives to give us a heart for adoption precisely because, we, as believers, have been adopted by God. Even though we were once God’s enemies (Romans 5:10) and “children of wrath” (Ephesians 2:1) God, because of the great love with which He loves us, has made us part of His family. We can know share in God’s inheritance (Colossians 1:12). We can now draw near to God as our Father (Galatians 4:6).
As children of God, we approach adoption not just as a social justice issue (which it certainly is) but as ones who have been adopted; as people who want to do for others what God has done for us through Jesus. There are few opportunities to live out our faith than adoption. I am so thankful to see a growing consensus that the truth about God should drive our actions. I pray that this movement would continue to spread and that the Church would be moved to compassion and action because of God’s great love for us. It is so encouraging to see a love for deep theology driving us to action.
Stay tuned for more posts from the conference.
- Visit the Together For Adoption website