James 1:27 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.
I know this won't be news to most of you but our God is amazing! He has a perfect timing for everything. Nothing is given to us too soon or too late. So "what" you might ask has God given me? A heart for the orphans. I feel like God woke my husband and myself out of a deep sleep. We both felt completely oblivious to our Christian duty to be involved in some capacity with orphan/widow care. James 1:27 isn't the only verse where God places the responsibilities connected to orphan/widow care on the church.
He is clear,
We are all given different gifts. Use your gifts to serve. Not all of us are called to adopt a child but we can support others who do adopt or foster a child.
Please pray about what God would have you do and then do it!
An opportunity to find out more information is coming up in the Triad. Westover Church is hosting a workshop on Saturday, November 20th called
If You were Mine .
Matthew 25:35-36 ...I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.