Friday, March 6, 2009

Moses

The post I posted earlier today has just really been bothering me all day. It's not the first time I have heard people question Christians wanting to adopt or really questioning people wanting to adopt children with special needs. Honestly it is so sad to me that very mature Christians do not understand the importance of adoption and even more so special needs adoption. How is it that leaders in our churches cannot see the importants of adoption?

Do you remember Moses? That's right that amazing leader from the Bible. Do you remember that Moses was adopted? Did you know in today's society Moses would have been considered a special needs adoption because of his speech problem?

This Scripture has been going through my head all day:
Matthew 25:31-46
31"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

41"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'

44"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'

45"He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'

46"Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."


How many times in scripture did Jesus go to those that no one else wanted?

1 comment:

Joyful Mom said...

Oh Sarah---I am soooo with you! Why does the church not GET IT??? There is sooooo much work to be done in spreading the word about SN adoptions. People just have no idea about the desperate need. It breaks my heart.

You have such a precious heart---really you do. I'm so blessed that God brought us together :)