Our church has been going through Micah 6:8 (“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?”). So naturally, my heart has been more tuned towards social justice and the ways that we called as the bride of Christ to care for the vulnerable. One of the most beautiful pictures of the gospel to me is adoption. In the same way that Jesus pulls us out of our own wreckage and loves us with a fierce, unconditional love, orphans are pulled from horrible situations and given a completely new life and a family. I love adoption stories and the fact that they are a part of a bigger story that the Lord is telling about how he loves us.
This video is an incredible adoption story that made me cry. twice. Nothing i can say about it will do it justice, so just watch.
What an incredible reminder of the way that Jesus fights for us. We are so undeserving. In spite of our own sin & brokenness, he FIGHTS for us. And he never, ever stops fighting for us. He’s always good and always faithful.
The Archibald Project’s mission statement is this “We exist to advocate for the orphan. Our stories serve to educate and inspire people towards adoption. because we exist fewer children will be called orphans.” Their blog will make you cry & laugh and turn your heart to justice for the orphan. It’s a beautiful picture of the gospel.