Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Adoption (A cool video from a recent conference)

I have a good number of buddies who have adopted, both locally and internationally. This last Sunday was 'adoption' Sunday at our church. Trent Hunter preached out of James 1, reminding all of us that pure and undefiled religion is purity of heart and care for widows and orphans.

An OB friend of mine adopted a terminal baby he met during a teen-pregnancy delivery. Baby Matt died under a year later. He never slept through a night, yet by all accounts he was a joy and blessing to the family. It was a picture of God's love.

Another friend, Bryan Lopez, works at Sandia. He's a business man with a radical heart for redemption. Recently their family of 5 became 8 with the addition of triplets, the smallest of whom has enduring medical needs. He's tired, but the smile on his face is so big you would hardly notice. It is a picture of God's rescue.

This video goes well with the amazing things I've been blessed to see all around me. The church isn't perfect, the people who attend are in process, but the community believes in values that would cause families like these to sacrifice for the amazing joy set before them. That is a picture of redemption. It is a picture of Jesus.

Hat Tip: Vitamin Z

Isaiah's Story from 31Films on Vimeo.

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