Monday, November 4

Thankful: Orphan Sunday

Orphan Sunday.
I love that we have this day. I mean, we should really be gathering everyday to be the voice for the voiceless but, I find it really special that there is a Sunday set aside each year for churches and Christians all over the world to come together with one voice for one purpose.
To stand up and defend the orphan.
For one day, we become their voice.
We speak of their statistics.
We advocate for their future.
We plead for people to stand up - be their hope.
We pray for them. Love them and fight for them.

While not everyone is "called" to adopt, we, as believers in Jesus Christ and the word of God, are called to care for the orphan and to defend their cause.
(James 1:27, Isaiah 1:17, Psalm 68:8, Proverbs 31:8-10)
We are called to be their voice. To be their hope. To be the ones who come to their aide and pray that the love of Jesus will be made known to them.
THIS is our calling. THIS is our job.

I feel thankful beyond words that God called my family to adopt. It has been the wildest, most humbling and exciting journey. It has brought new passions, new hopes, new friendships and new dreams to our family that I could have never imagined on my own.

Today I praise Jesus for rescuing our daughter from a life of hopelessness and poverty. And through her rescue, He is redeeming an entire family. Praise God.

There are many still waiting. Waiting for their turn to be chosen. To be loved. To be held.
There are millions starving in dark alleys, cold and forgotten about. There are thousands here is the US that have been displaced and are bouncing from foster home to foster home.

It just takes one person, one family to stand up and say "Yes!" to make a difference and to change the world.

Today we band together. We band together to pray for these children and to be their voice.

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