Sunday, November 29, 2009

Livin' on the Edge

Had a good morning in Church today. The Sunday after Thanksgiving is "Edge Sunday" where our Young Adults come together to lead the people into worship. The theme was adoption and at one point we had all the kids of the church come in wearing Save 1 Now t-shirts and I talked about how they represented 5 million kids just like them except those kids didn't have a family...didn't have anyone claiming them. After pleading for the church to be the church, the young adults prayed a powerful prayer in a round (where five of them prayed the same prayer at the same time and ended with the words "Save One Now"). When we said amen, all the kids had exited but one. Powerful image of Church and the message of adoption.

It was a good Sunday.

There are 143 million orphans in the world...500 million churches in the world. If one family from 1/3 of the world's churches would adopt one orphan, the crisis would be solved. Call it idealistic, but God forbid we do nothing!

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