Saturday, November 6, 2010

Orphan Sunday

Tomorrow is Orphan Sunday-a day to raise awareness about the orphan crisis and the church's responsibility to respond to it. This is one of the things that God has taught me throughout our adoption process. The call to care for the orphans and widows and needy of this world is not a call directed at the government or celebrities or non-profits, it is a call (actually a command) issued to those who profess to follow Christ. It is something we should willingly and lovingly do because it is exactly what God did for us through His son.

For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15

We can all do something for the orphans in this world whether it is through adoption, sponsorship, prayer or raising awareness. All across our country tomorrow, churches will come together for the cause of the fatherless. I pray He will move mountains in the hearts of His congregation as thousands see the face of the orphan and hear their stories and I pray that as that happens, that those faces will be harder to ignore.

Why Love Orphans? from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo.

Defending the Fatherless,


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