Russell Moore and his wife adopted two sons from Russia and when the legal process was finally over and they went to pick them up from the orphanage the transition proved to be harder than they had expected. Their new sons had never been outside. They had never even ridden in a car. As they pulled away from the orphanage, the boys began to shake with fear and started reaching back toward the orphanage. They did not realize that where they were going was far greater than where they had been. Their new home had a mom and dad, grandparents, uncles, friends, food, security, and love. But they had no idea. Not only were they gaining family and a home, but they would get the family name and an inheritance that would last far beyond their young years.
“Adoption doesn’t simply tell us who we are. It is a legal entitlement, one we are prone to forget.” –Jim L. Wilson and Eric Gibbs
--Adopted for Life, 43-44
Romans 8:17 (HCSB) “and if children, also heirs —heirs of God and coheirs with Christ—seeing that we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.”