November is Adoption Awareness Month, and yesterday was Orphan Sunday!
Sadly, we did not corporately recognize the day.
See, to speak of the orphan is invasive. It's disturbing.
Some are tired of hearing about it and even think that to adopt 'may be for you, but it's not for me.' I'm certainly glad my Heavenly Father didn't decide to give up on adoption before He saved me.
People don't much like to acknowledge there is a crisis that is OUR problem. Yes, if we are a follower of Christ, it is our problem.
Oh, but we are so busy. We don't have time to think about the millions of children around the world who deserve love and hope. So, let's not be bothered by the truth.
After all, we have our own problems, right?
Which place will we celebrate Thanksgiving?
Which car will we drive to work?
Which new outfit will we wear today?
Which restaurant will we eat at tonight?
My friend Adeye has posted about the need for awareness, and you can read it here.
I contend that if we claim to follow Christ and believe God's Word, this is indeed our problem.
Please tell me how your church either recognized Orphan Sunday or is planning to do so.