Saturday, February 02, 2008

The Beauty of Adoption


Today I joined a throng of people waiting to welcome the Murray Family home from Vietnam, where they have been for the past 2 weeks, adopting two precious baby boys. The Murrays are an amazing family here at Clifton, our beloved church. They have 4 bright, adorable daughters who are mature, respectful and full of character. I just love how the Murrays saw that there was more room and love to give to more children, and embarked on this exciting adventure. It was an amazing moment when they walked toward the crowd, and their 3 youngest daughters ran to meet them (their eldest, Caitlyn, who is in our Jr. High SS class went on the trip with them). Everyone cheered, and I am sure I'm not the only one who shed a few tears. It was beautiful.

Why is adoption so beautiful? I think it is because our hearts are so drawn to the beauty of redemption -- our adoption in Christ. We, like these 2 little boys, were adopted by the Father from a world of darkness, sin, and spiritual poverty into the marvelous family of God -- made joint-heirs with Christ. What could be more beautiful?

These boys have been "rescued" from a world that was unloving, cruel, dirty and poor and welcomed into a family that will heap buckets of love on them -- those guys have absolutely NO idea. For one thing, they went from having no mother to having 5 mommies! Watching the process that the Murrays went through has deepened my appreciation for my own adoption in Christ. We cannot begin to imagine all that it will mean to us!

7 comments:

Sara Mincy said...

I have chills from reading that post. Beautiful, and inspiring.

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful post, I LOVE the pictures!

I shed a happy tear for them and their babies and daughters

Anna

GloryandGrace said...

Let's shoot for next Monday if that's still cool with you! 8:00 would probably be better, or close to it, if that's not too late for you. Have you ever been to La Vida Java?

GloryandGrace said...

Ooh and I already have something I want to talk to you about for some engaging conversation :)

James and Christen said...

Thanks for drawing the comparison between the boys and our adoption in Christ. It truly is so amazing and humbling. - Christen

Anonymous said...

Adoption is an amazing blessing. Ican personnally say I have to remind myself that Nate is aadopted. But without that adoptionn 30 yeaers ago there would be no Cede. How life would be re-aarranged! God's ways are so afr above ours! DAD

Anonymous said...

I must say I was excited to read your post. As you well know, adoption has affected our family in ways we never thought possible! We have Nathan, and now Mady and Trent! I am so excited for this family! Do you know what agency they used? I am excited about starting the process again one Trent's is finalized! Rach