Usually when we talk about adoption we speak of the privileges and opportunities that come from reaching out to orphans, and we should because it is all those things.
But at the same time adoption is also difficult. It is difficult because we are sinners adopting sinful children in a sinful world.
It is also difficult because there is a Satan. I am convinced one of the reasons orphan care is so difficult is because Satan hates children and he hates when believers get involved in things like adoption, because ultimately adoption is a means through which believers enjoy the love of Christ and by which they show the love of Christ.
The fact adoption can be difficult shouldn’t cause us to run away. It should cause us to prepare ourselves for a spiritual battle. Over the course of the next few days I want to look at one important way we can do just that.