Wednesday, September 3, 2008

What Hope Can You Give an Orphan?

The numbers are staggering...More than 143 million orphans worldwide...every 14 seconds an AIDS death leaves another child orphaned...more than 800,000 children pass through America foster care system each year.

The Scriptures are clear that the Lord gives the family of God the responsibility to care for the orphan's needs — to love and protect them. In fact, God's concern for orphans is so central to his plan for us here on earth that he inspired James to write: "Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world," (James 1:27)

Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?
James 2:15-16

All over the world, children with no one to care for them are suffering in ways most of us cannot imagine. However, there is hope.
There is an army of Christians representing numerous organizations and churches who are laboring to meet the monumental physical and spiritual needs of millions of orphans all across the globe. As a result, tomorrow will look different for many of these children.
But what about the millions who will still be suffering? God has a plan for them too. His plan for them is you. How might He want to use you?

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1 comment:

Dolores said...

I love this post. You are so right.