As Christians, I think we have all had those times of doubt in our lives. We see tragedy and heartache. We hear about incredible suffering here and around the world. We see small, sweet children who have been neglected and abused. We wonder why? How can a loving God allow this to happen? It is the question many unsaved people ask. How best can we answer it when sometimes we have asked the very same question?

I was watching Larry King tonight. I never usually watch it but my friend called to tell me the Chapman’s were going to be on. If anyone can answer this question, it is them. They lost their 5-year old adopted daughter in May. I have purposefully avoided all coverage of this story because I tend to get so emotionally involved in these kinds of stories. My husband begs me not to watch. But tonight was different. I did cry. I won’t lie. How can you not? But the incredible hope that the Chapman’s have is so different from other people. How can you not see a difference in these people? How can you not see the hope that they have and how real it is? I think that the world did see a difference in these people and I hope they saw that there is hope in tragedy. There is a God that does love you in spite of the things that you have gone through in your life.

On another note, the Chapman’s are huge adoption advocates. I have always, always wanted to adopt, but my husband has not quite felt that same calling. I am patiently waiting for the day that he might feel it. I was just wondering, does anyone have some stories of adoption? Please share that if you do!

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