Along with the wonderful Project Hopeful team, I leave November 13th for Melbourne, Australia for the first Together for Adoption Australia Conference to be held November 18-19. Over the past few months I’ve been asked why we are holding a T4A conference in Australia. My short answer is that Scripture’s teaching on God’s work of adoption (Ephesians 1:4-5; Romans 9:4; Galatians 4:4-6; Romans 8:15 and 23) sends out lines of implications that penetrate the boundaries of every continent and country on the globe.
As a matter of fact, vertical adoption (i.e., God’s breaking into human history to accomplish his mission of adoption; see Galatians 4:4-6) is bigger than the universe itself. It begins with the Communion of Love that the Triune God has forever enjoyed in His own being and climaxes with God renewing the heavens and the earth (Romans 8:20-23) where the Father’s multi-ethnic children will forever participate in the Trinity’s love. The good news of our adoption is that through Jesus Christ the Triune God has enlarged the eternal circle of communion to include us, those who entered this world without hope and home (Ephesians 2:12-13), and will one day renew the earth, making it our eternal home.
That good news has profound implications for how we as Christians care for our society’s most needy, whether they live inside or outside the womb. Together for Adoption has the wonderful privilege of partnering with The Babes Project to explore Scripture’s teaching on our adoption by God and its implications for caring for the fatherless and at-risk children in whichever continent or country they are found. We believe that exploring a subject like this with other Christians is worth traveling across the globe for. This not only accounts for why Together for Adoption is going to Australia but also why we are excited to do so. So, would you pray for us over the next couple weeks? We are eager to see some of what God is up to Down Under for the sake of the fatherless and other at-risk children.
Check out the T4A Australia promo video. The Babes Project did a great job putting this video together.
Follow the @t4aAustralia twitter account to track what’s going on with T4A Down Under.
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