I love our church.

Last night as Rebekah and I were worshiping at church, I began to look around at the families in the sanctuary.

I began once again to think of James' statement that true and undefiled religion is "visiting orphans and widows in their affliction" (James 1:27). I also recalled that in the early 1st and 2nd century church, Christians became known as those who would care for unwanted children.

Many children in Roman culture were cast from their families because they looked weak or sick. Those children would be put on the street, left for dead. However, Christians were the ones known to make "baby raids" at night, where they would seek out and rescue these orphans.

As I looked around at the 400 or so people in our sanctuary. I noticed multiple families with adopted children. Hispanic couples with black children, interracial couples with Hispanic children, and white couples with black children. What a beautiful sight! In addition to the commands to care for orphans, there was also a small glimpse of heaven where people of every tribe, tongue, and nation will be worshiping as one to our Lord.

So thankful to a part of a church that gets it. We have received so much support and encouragement from the body of Christ. Thank you, Summit Church.


  1. Will and Bekah, I just read your blog. Now, I am even more excited than ever! I am just looking forward to chasing my excited, laughing, jumping, loud grandchildren through the toy store... all the way to the check-out line. Keep the process moving. I can't wait! Oh... can you suggest a nickname I can use when I pray for "our grandchild from Ethiopia." I need something more personal. I love you guys, Pops!


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