One of my favorite blogs is Building the Blocks. Humor me today by letting me simply copy and paste some of the things Amy Block said in one particularly great post recently regarding the ~147 million orphans in the world. Read the entire thing yourself here!
Some days I feel literally exhausted trying to prove, or rather convince people that adoption really is important. […] Yet other days the orphan crisis is so overwhelming I don’t even know why I bother trying. […] Only the endless faces of those children continue to haunt me no matter where I go.
And other times I just have to laugh […] at the ridiculous amount of time people waste arguing over if everyone is called to adopt or not. […] Because, all that wasted time is time we spent doing nothing… which means more time an orphan was left vulnerable and alone.
I will never claim to have all the answers. I have no idea how God is personally talking to each and every person. All I can say is- you read the bible, you talk to God and see what He has to say to you. […]
But one thing I do know is that if Christians were living the kind of radical life that God has called them all to live– if Christians were stepping up to the plate saying YES LORD- instead of arguing over who should answer ‘the call’ -then there would be no more orphans, no more child sex trafficking, no more people starving and no more people dying without hope.
[…] I don’t know what it’s going to take to make 147 million people wake up […] care about the orphan as much as they care about themselves. I don’t know what it’s going to take- but God does. […] I am reminded when I look into the eyes of my children that God will use their lives to bring Him glory.