Monday, November 8, 2010
"You do NOT want to be on the wrong side of God when it comes to orphans—He is fanatical in his passion and love for them!
So much so that how we treat orphans and widows is a litmus test of our spiritual life and our love for God.
James 1:27 (NLT) “Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us.”
It’s not an option, folks. Caring for orphans and vulnerable children is not just for a few people; this is not a matter of economics or spiritual gifts or personal interests. This is not for some of us, but for ALL of us. Having a heart that is tender towards children without a family is a test of our love for God. If we say we love God but do nothing on the behalf of the world’s vulnerable children, we are kidding ourselves; we’re ignorant and misinformed. You simply cannot love God without developing a passion for orphans.
Scripture also teaches that what God has done for us spiritually, he desires for us to share physically. God adopted each of us when we were spiritual orphans, without a home, a family, a father. We were vulnerable, unable to earn our way into his family, and had nothing going for us. But, because of his unbelievable, amazing mercy and grace, we are now a part of his forever family, equal heirs with our older brother, Jesus. We have been adopted; we know the joy of belonging. From grateful hearts, we must now look at our vulnerable little brothers and sisters and seek a home and a family for them."
I didn't say this...wish I did...wish I knew who said it so I could thank them. But, now Joe and I are faced with the question...can we do more?
Posted by Traci Weldie at 11:49 AM