Anyway: David Platt, his wife Heather and their two boys are in China right now. They've just adopted a little girl and he has been blogging about their experience.
Today I read his posted entitled The Gospel and Adoption and I just know some of you are going to want to read it.
Here's just a snippet:
In the gospel, you are reminded on a daily basis that there was a day when you were a child of wrath, filled with evil desires, totally unable to control your sinfulness, and desperately in need of Savior, and God reached down His hand of mercy past the depth of your wickedness in order to adopt you as His own. When there was no initiative to draw you to Him, He initiated a relationship with you. So now, when you see a child with minor or major needs, you reach out to that child, simply because you realize you are that child.and another quote:
We adopt not because we are rescuers. No, we adopt because we are the rescued.Yeah. Go read it.
If you're interested in starting at the beginning and reading their entire adoption journey, start here.
Also, for any of you fellow AGCI adoptive mothers, this post in particular reminded me so much of our experience in Guatemala, meeting Isaias' Special Mothers and saying thank you to them- especially this young woman who nurtured him the most while he was at Hannah's Hope.