Ok, so maybe the title was a little over the top, but it got you to click on the link, right?
With the weather outside pushing 100+ degrees, we've decided to stay inside, which inevitably leads to some movies on the tube. Today we watched Despicable Me. We've seen it many times, and for those who know the plot, you may know why we love that movie so much. The movie's been around long enough that I don't mind to ruin it for you. :-)
We are certainly not completely transformed, nor are we even on our last leg. God has much work still to do in our hearts. This is where we get the idea of a "despicable adoption." The adoption journey itself is not despicable; in fact, it is remarkably glorious (even with the bumps). This adoption journey is "despicable" because God is using obviously broken people to carry out his glorious purposes for the orphan. I mentioned yesterday that God never changes and that part of his character is to execute justice for the orphan. Using broken, "despicable" vessels to care for the orphan is but one way that God executes justice for the millions of orphans in the world today. So, are we broken? Yes. Are we despicable? Yes. Does God have a bigger purpose using despicable people to carry out his glorious purposes? Absolutely, YES!!! So in some sense, if we think about it rightly, the title "Despicable Adoption" is exactly what Illumination had in mind with the title "Despicable Me." We are thankful that God has chosen to use our family to defend the fatherless. Broken people advocating for broken orphans in broken situations. Needless to say, we are resting in the security of a Heavenly Father who takes what is broken and makes everything glorious.
Adam and Liz<><