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November 17, 2005


Amy, Great article! May the Lord strengthen you on every hand to do His bidding!
PS. I am Kelly's mother by marriage, John's mom.

I just wanted to add my thoughts to this. I love the way you put it, Amy, and was really challenged by this message.

Of course with my predilection for international adoption, I might emphasize Scripture's emphasis on orphans as being a literal (as well as representative). With over 40 million orphans worldwide, there are plenty for us to care for literally.

Still, the figurative message is one I really needed to hear today. Thanks for your thoughts, Amy!



Yes, you're right about not making the widows and orphans statements only figurative. I did not intend to exclude the literal by saying widows and orphans represent the oppressed in general. I intended to broaden the application.

There are many, many literal orphans and widows out there in need. As you say, there are over 40 million orphans worldwide. I'm encouraged and inspired by people, like you, who have a heart for adoption, even as a first option. What a remarkable picture of following Scripture's mandate to care for the needy.

Thanks for your comments. I can't wait to meet your daughter in a few months.

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