The journey begins. It is a journey we have talked about, dreamed about, discussed, and ultimately put off again and again for one more “excuse”. But, when it comes down to it, James 1:27 instructs us to take care of the ‘orphan’s’ of our world as a way of living out ‘pure and true religion’ and ultimately, we have no excuse as to why that cannot be done within our very home, in a much more real and meaningful way. Now we begin–investing our lives, our children’s lives, our resources, and our family in serving those who need us most, children in foster care. After all, we don’t really have an excuse not to.
But, we have are own kids.
I already serve foster children through my job.
We don’t have enough room.
We don’t make enough money.
We are too busy.
What will our family and friends think?
None of these excuses really held up when compared to the Gospel, so here we go.