Sunday, January 10, 2010

Adoption and Manhood

Last week, I read a great post about adopting children even when you already have biological children. It may be found at www.cbmw.org/Blog/Posts/Don-t-You-Already-Have-Kids-Adding-to-Your-Existing-Family-Through-Adoption. I have made most of the same points before on my blog, but the author presented one that I had not considered:

"We are committed to biblical manhood. Men are called to lead, provide, and protect (Gen. 1-2, Eph. 5, 1 Kings 2:1-9, 1 Pet. 3, Col. 3). This is a fundamental teaching of the Bible and it does not merely pertain to the four walls of one's home. Men should be looking for those who need protection and provision. There are fatherless children all over the world. Every year I meet women who are burdened for adoption but their husbands won't budge. It's usually something about retirement, college costs, or they are finally able to afford that boat they always wanted. In our home, the men lead and sacrificially give of themselves for the good of others."

After reading that paragraph, I was reminded of Job, a good man in the Bible who "delivered the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to help him...(who) was a father to the needy, and (who) searched out the cause of him whom (he) did not know" (Job 29:12, 16). His example is worthy of imitation.

2 comments:

Warren Baldwin said...

Good thoughts, Terry.

Terry said...

Thanks, Warren. I appreciate your comments.