Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Promise of Being Cared For

Not everyone has experienced the blessing of being cared for by their parents. Through divorce, abandonment, or death, many children have grown up without the security of family. Often these people have a hard time when it comes to relating to a loving heavenly Father.

God specifically admonishes the church to care for the orphans in His name. Yet He goes beyond that--taking personal guardianship over those whose parents, for one reason or another, have abdicated their responsibilities.

"When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the LORD will take care of me."
~ Psalm 27:10

My husband's parents were divorced when he was a little boy. Dick freely discusses the scrapes he got into throughout his young life. At one point, he stood on the threshold of evil; yet something drew him away . . . some force he later recognized as the hand of God, protecting and guarding this fatherless child.

May we be on the lookout for children who need extra love because of a tricky family situation. And may God guide us into being His hands and feet of blessing.

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