"Religion that God our father accepts as pure and faultless is this: To look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
Isaiah 1:16-17, “wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”
Job 29:11-12, “Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me, because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him.”
There are so many verses on taking care of orphans! I've said it many times and I will say it again...We are not ALL called to adopt! It would be awesome if those who felt led wouldn't let things stop them (believe me, I wanted to many times) but it would be amazing if our churches, pastors, and church goers, would fully understand this calling. We are missionaries in a way to these children. Just like missionaries, we are not all called to go across seas and reach those in other countries...but we are called to support them, to care about them, to support them fully and to pray continually for them.
Do you have 8 minutes? This video will explain it to you in a way that I never could.
Have a great week! Love you all!!!