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Orphans are Hiding Hamburgers in their Mattresses and Need Radical Generosity

posted by chadhovind

My youngest son is adopted.  His birth-mother met with my wife and I last weekend. She has another child that she chose to keep.  We’ve kept in contact over the past two years and tried to help her.   We sent my son’s clothes to his half brother in shipments so she could afford clothes. Last weekend, we all met at Boston Market.  This ironic destination was a reminder that 3 years ago we met her at the same location when she was three months pregnant.   Now, because of her decision to bring my son to term rather than abort him, a beautiful boy dances in my living room while watching Elmo.

As we met with Jackie,  I was reminded that we gave my son the middle name, Jaxon (Jackie’s Son) as a reminder of her selfless act of generosity.

I was also reminded of the power of adoption. The Bible has at its center the doctrine of adoption.

15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”  16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

Christians are so overwhelmed with God’s adoption of us spiritually, that we generously use the money he has given us to extend that gift to others physically.     The decision is costly, difficult, and not for everyone, but is a blessing to those who sense God’s nudging.

This week a woman from our community spoke of the power of adoption. She has 9 kids adopted from her work for Christ in Cancun, Mexico, and Africa helping and building orphanages.   She spoke of her nudging when she was a youngster. She went to an orphanage on a mission trip and bought hamburgers for the kids. Instead of eating them, the children ran away.  They had not had meat for over one month. She followed them and found them “hiding” hamburgers in their mattresses for later. Her heart broke and she dedicated her life to building, restoring, and repairing the cause of the orphan.   She told of a Christian lawyer in Mexico who was beat up in an orphanage who now fights for the legal rights of the orphan.

Godonomics is about Producing, Profiting, Saving… so we are able to invest and give to others. Christ calls us to radical generosity, upside down priorities. He calls us to the cause of the orphan and the poor.  For more information, check out the free 30-minute first session of http://www.godonomics.com/watch-session-1

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPEWYekDC9k


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Haime52

posted August 18, 2011 at 6:00 pm


Finally something I can agree with you on!



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