Hold All Things Loosely

Abraham knew without a doubt that Isaac was from God — that God had given Isaac to him (Genesis 17).  Yet then God said, sacrifice him.  Give him up.  Let him go.  He was the promise child, the answer to their prayers, the gift of God.  And God said, let go of him.  Abraham’s response…

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The unadoptable have names.

Orphans have been heavy on my heart for the last couple of days.  Orphans and foster kids — especially the “unadoptable.” Yesterday I was talking with a couple of friends, one from Russia and one who does extensive mission work in Kenya, and we had a lengthy discussion about adoption.  Adoption is extremely difficult and…

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