"Not I," said the pig...

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Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the LORD: Behold, the days are coming, when all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have stored up till this day, shall be carried to Babylon; nothing shall be left, says the LORD. And some of your own sons, who are born to you, shall be taken away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.”

Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, “The word of the LORD which you have spoken is good.” For he thought, “Why not, if there will be peace and security in my days?” (2 Kings 20:16-19)

(Tim) Recently, our eldest son, Joseph, and his excellent wife, Heidi, were rejected by an adoption agency when the home office came across an obscure sentence in the report of the home study social worker indicating Joseph and Heidi believe in corporal punishment...

Thousands of words accompanying the social worker's
recommendation of Joseph and Heidi for an Ethiopian adoption were
tossed aside when the woman at the top noted Joseph and Heidi would
be--shall we say biblical?--in their childrearing.

What to do? Well, on the one hand Joseph and Heidi could slink away
quietly, not causing a fuss and hiding their biblical faith in future
home studies and adoption agency interviews. Or they could make a stink
about it, writing the adoption agency's board members to inform them
that their adoption agency refuses to place children in any Christian home committed to raising children biblically. But of course, who wants
to cause a fuss? "Not I" said the pig.

Speaking of which, who among us ever thought about the heroes who
allowed their daughters and sons to be the first black students to walk
into high schools and universities across the south during the civil
rights movement
? Did any of those mothers and fathers enjoy the thought
of the pain their precious child would suffer standing for justice?

So what kind of investment are we making in our cities, states, and
nations today? Are we standing against government intrusion and the wickedness of adoption agencies, or with
King Hezekiah are we content to live out our lives knowing we ourselves will escape
the Babylonian captivity descending upon our children and grandchildren?

Here's excellent commentary on this theme by a homeschooling mother--and don't miss Part Two. May her tribe continue to increase. And speaking of her tribe, doesn't it warm your heart to see all the children filling the quivers of Godly men?

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