"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children."
Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa

“Certainty is the mark of the commonsense life—gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, not knowing what tomorrow may bring. This is generally expressed with a sigh of sadness, but it should be an expression of breathless expectation.” 
- Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest

Pure and perfect worship, in the sight of God, is to care for orphans and windows in their trouble and to remain uncorrupted by the world.

James 1:27

"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see."
John W. Whitehead, founder, Rutherford Institute

"O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.

But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
 like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore."

Psalm 131

Just for fun, here's an impressive list of famous adoptees (and also adoptive parents) from Jesus to Steve Jobs! Famous adoptees and adoptive parents

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