One of my friend's is leaving for Ethiopia tomorrow to meet & bring home her adopted son. I am so amazed at her selflessness and compassion! She is showing me how to love as Jesus loves (James 1:27) and I am so proud of her. I've been reading links from her site (which I will have get permission to share) and read this on another adoptive mother's site:
THE VOICE OF ADVENTURE
There is a rawness and a wonder to life. Pursue it. Hunt for it. Sell out to get it.
Jesus says the options are clear. On one side there is the voice of safety. You can build a fire in the hearth, stay inside, and stay warm and dry and safe.
Or you can hear the voice of adventure—God’s adventure.
Instead of building a fire in your hearth, build a fire in your heart. Follow God’s impulses. Adopt the child. Move overseas. Teach the class. Change careers. Run for office. Make a difference.
Don’t listen to the whines of those who have settled for a second-rate life and want you to do the same so they won’t feel guilty. Your goal is not to live long; it’s to live.
Sure it isn’t safe, but what is? (Max Lucado)
Luke 17:33 Whoever seeks to save his life loses it, but whoever loses his life preserves it.