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Seeking Adventure?

By August 10, 2017No Comments

By Dr. Jerry Haag, President of Florida Baptist Children’s Home, The Porch Light and One More Child

We all long for adventure! Each of us has a different appetite for it. I have a friend whose sense of adventure can be summed up by substituting baked potatoes for hash brown casserole. Not me!

Christi and crazy long races, such as the 50-miler I ran in Utah last year. But the most incredible adventure I have ever experienced involves caring for children.

As Christians, we are called to an adventure filled with countless unknowns, and that there is purpose in them.

The journeys of foster parents put them face-to-face with brokenness, where answers are not always immediately recognizable. They must trust that God will provide them wisdom.

I have personally gathered food to feed a hungry child in Lakeland introduce them to the incomparable love of Jesus Christ.

In Philippians Paul writes, “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

As we stare down hardships in the lives of children and around the world. We press on in a culture where so many children live in unstable families.

Through this adventure I have rejoiced, with tears, as a mom and a celebration of Jesus’ birth.

At Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, The Porch Light and the impact will be eternal as together we embark on a lifelong journey to share God’s love with One More Child.