Last Tuesday night, while waiting at the airport to watch "Love Does" come home, my wife and I were talking with some friends of the parents. These friends have adopted from Ethiopia and are in the process of adopting again. Why?
The dad said something that really resonated with me. "Lots of people ask me, "Why?" My response is, "Why not?" Sure it's out of our comfort zone - WAY OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONE - but look at all we have, give me a good reason why we shouldn't step out and be a family to another child who truly has no family?"
We then went on to discuss the fact that no, not everyone is called to adopt, but everyone is called to step out of our comfort zone and do something for the children who have no one.
I could quote countless Bible verses that talk about God's call to care for the poor. But you know them and I know them - we know it.
We just need to do it.
So, the challenge for this coming week consists of two parts:
Part 1: Do something that will put you outside of your comfort zone. Something that has to do with the kids at GLA. That could be as simple as sharing the story with your friends, making a donation, buying a gift card to Sam's Club or Walmart so we can buy diapers. I'm purposely not going to say prayer because while we need your prayers, especially right now, prayer doesn't put us outside of our comfort zone.
Part 2: Share what you've done that is outside of your comfort zone. Or what you are planning to do. Ask "them" to hold you accountable to it. Urge others to step outside of their comfort zone.
It could be as simple as a post on Facebook - "just stopped at Target and bought a pack of diapers for the kids at GLA. Will you do it too?"
Or it could be more complex or bigger.
But just do it.
And then share it.
The kids at GLA thank you,
Posted on Mon, February 24, 2014
by Tom Vanderwell filed under