OK, I am a bit fired up over something. Someone just posted on a yahoo group I'm on that they told their small group (Bible study group) from church that they were going to adopt a child with special needs. The leader of the group ask them how they could do that to their other children.
My question is how could they not do it for their children if that's what God asked of them. Is it more important to give your kids the "easy life" than it is to have them live a life of following God? Is it better to let a child suffer in an orphanage or an institution than to have your other children live a life that is different than the "normal" family.
Is it better for our children for us to live the lifestyle of having things the "easy" way. Is it better for us to live the "easy" life than to take in one of God's precious miracles made in his image? The Bible says we are made in God's image. I don't know anywhere in the Bible that it says only biological, healthy children are made in his image. This is what I know the Bible to say: Matthew 18:5
"And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me."
That's right, it says if you welcome a child like this in my name you welcome me. I take that to mean that if we let that child stay an orphan because it would make our life easier than we are allowing Christ to live as an orphan.
Where in the Bible does it say we need to make life as easy as possible for our children?