EJ is not on the same page as I am and I pray that God will carefully adjust both of our hearts to be totally in submission to His will for our lives. Whether that means adopting a child or not, carrying a child or not, loving a child or not - let it only be in submission to Him.
This is a quote from that blog worthy of being repeated over and over again:
[T]wo-and-a-half years ago ... I attended a Mercy Ministries conference of our denomination. I raised my hand to question a speaker who was talking about inner city ministry. I agreed that it was an admirable thing to actually live in the city and minister relationally to the poor, but confessed that the safety of my family would prevent me from doing it right now.That is what I needed to hear right now. Thank you, Jesus.
His answer haunts me to this day: "Our job is not to protect our children. Our job is raise them in the admonition of Christ."