Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Promise of Being Cared For

Not all children grow up with the assurance they will be cared for. Because of divorce, abandonment or death, many feel unloved and unprotected. Some of them have a difficult time relating to a loving heavenly Father who will look after them. They have no frame of reference.

God admonishes the church to look out for orphans, but He goes beyond that by taking guardianship of those children whose parents 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 young boy. Dick freely tells of the scrapes he got into as a child and on into his teens. At one point he stood on the threshold of evil, but some force held him back--a force he later recognized as the hand of God protecting this fatherless child.

May we be sensitive to the needs of children who live in less-than-ideal circumstances and be God's hands and feet of blessing.

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