I was thinking about the critics today.
You know, the one’s who say- “Why in the world would you adopt from China, when there are kids here that need homes.”
Or even the ones who say, “Why would you adopt a child? Those kids are crazy..”
(And yes, both of those have been said to us.. and they said more, but I will just keep it at that.)
And maybe I am just feeling a little angry that there are also people that think these are valid points/opinions?
It reminds me of my youth. I would spend my whole summer overseas on mission trips..There would always be someone who would say: “What are you going there for? There are people who need you here.” Those people felt confident saying that even though in the meantime they were essentially doing.. well, nothing.
I wish that those people didn’t bother me so much.
I know where their words are coming from… it’s not from God..
These words are from God,
Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
Learn to do good.
Help the oppressed.
Defend the cause of orphans.
Fight for the rights of widows.
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
So, I am choosing to focus on truth..
Couldn’t agree more. Thanks for sharing. Anything we do for the least of these is for His glory, no matter where they live or who they are.
Thanks Jacqueline! I appreciate your heart to serve, too. 🙂
“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 ~ Ultimate truth.