In last week's sermon I talked about the gift of adoption. Adoption is a fruit of belief in the gospel. At his Son's infinite expense, God adopts us into his family. I also asked our congregation to consider adoption as a valid response to the gospel. Over forty percent of live births in North America are to unwed mothers. Many children need to be adopted by stable two-parent families. In addition, there are many opportunities for overseas adoptions.
I also recommended Russel Moore's book, Adopted For Life. For those interested in learning more Christianity Today just posted an interview with Dr. Moore on the subject of adoption. You can find it here.