Monday, November 07, 2011

Matthew 25

Matthew 25:34-40

Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
 35For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 
36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' 
37Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 
38And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 
39And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' 
40And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[a] you did it to me.'


Anonymous said...

Hi, you don't know me, and I found your blog by creeping over from one of my family members blogs.
My husband and I have been foster parents for 14 years, and have 6 children of our own-ranging in age from 18 down to age 6. We have always had a hard time letting the foster children go, but have never felt called to pursue adoption(until now!!!!!)
We have had a darling little boy, straight from the hospital, and he is now just over 7 months. His mother has abandoned him, and so far no blood relatives want him. It looks like this darling baby will be put up for adoption in the near future. My husband and children(and I) all want to keep him. We are praying for God to open doors if it is His will, and to close them if it is not His Will.
Recently a family member came to me as a family (spokesman) and warned us against adoption. Telling me that I was busy enough (although all of our children are in school full-time) and that this baby could have FASD or any other syndrom of problem. This could be true, but we love him sooo much!
I felt that maybe this was a door closing, but then I read your post(Matt.25) and I now feel so blessed. How can we not keep him?
But..... what do I say the family and friends (who claim it is for my own good that we let him go(possibly even to a gay couple))
Thanks for this post. Praying for you and your busy family. May the Lord richly Bless you and grant all you need.
Blessings and Prayers

valerie grace said...

It's regrettable that even people close to us can be disparaging about adoption. One does have to truly evaluate what you are capable of handling, recognizing your strengths and weaknesses. It's hard to do it honestly. Your child may have special needs and require alot. Your child may be hard do deal with and give you grief but to love anybody comes with risk of heartache and sometimes disappointments. love shouldn't be avoided for that reason. Christ loved us despite our sins and imperfections
The bible says that we love because Christ first loved us. We forgive eachother because God forgave us. Should we not then be willing to adopt as our heavenly Father adopted us? Romans 8, Galations 4 and Ephesians 1 all refer to our salvation as adoption.
God bless you and your family. You sound like an awesome bunch and I'm encouraged by your story. Please post more comments to update us and we will keep you in our prayers

Anonymous said...

My computer had crashed, so I haven't been on in a while. Thanks for your reply. We have started the process of trying to adopt our precious foster child. We have only told close friends, who support our endeavours. We have decided not to share this with family at this point, as we do not feel supported by them. We really don't know if we will get him, as he will probably be crown-ward (up for adoption) in Feb. and we still have to take the course and have a homestudy etc. completed. If it all works out(as we hope and pray it will), we will then tell everyone. We just don't know how we could not fight for this precious little soul. He also needs salvation!!
May the Lord grant patience as you await your little one.

Anonymous said...

We have told most of our family, because people began asking us how we would ever let him go. 99.9% of those we spoke to were very encouraging! When I asked why some didn't seem so for it, earlier, they responed that they wanted us to be sure and to look at the whole picture. Now that the decision has been made, they are being very supportive and encouraging.
It's funny though, how the .1% negative response is the one I keep thinking about:( I'll have to have a heart to heart talk sometime and see what's really going on.
We have begun the journey, and pray that the Lord may direct all our ways to His Glory and Honour.