This morning my husband and I were discussing some issues about our children when he told me that he works with people who thinks we were crazy. Sarah is our youngest biological child. If we had never pursued adoption then we would be free.
Yes, I guess we could go see a few more movies, maybe go out to eat more. But really, free to do what? To indulge our desires and wants? To sleep in and close our eyes to the need? Is that what we are meant to do, self-indulge?
There will come a day that I will rest. One day my job here on Earth will be done. I hope to leave this life with little regrets. I would rather leave tired and weary from trying to help a child versus having not tried at all. I may make mistakes and fall short, but I try and try again.
My days are full. Full of conflict and frustration. However, they are also full of joy and love. It is possible to live with both.
If we don't do it, then who will?
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
35 For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’