Saturday, November 7, 2009

Orphan Sunday

From the Orphan Sunday website:

On Orphan Sunday, Christians stand for the orphan.

We are a people called to defend the fatherless…to care for the child that has no family…to visit orphans in their distress.

From many sources, one voice. Hundreds of events across America and beyond, all sharing a single goal: that God’s great love for the orphan will find echo in our lives as well.

Each as they are led. Sermons and small groups, concerts and prayer gatherings—each rousing believers with God’s call to care for the orphan…and what we can do in response.

November 8, 2009. Orphan Sunday is your opportunity to rouse church, community and friends to God’s call to care for the orphan.

My heart aches just to hear the words "Orphan Sunday" as I long for the day when there will be no more orphans, no more suffering, no more pain. I am certain that day will come, but until then there are literally millions of reasons for Christians to rise up, not just one Sunday a year and not just during National Adoption Month, to care for these children. It's time for us to stop looking at them pitifully and then turning our heads to try to forget their faces. It's time for us to stop thinking, "How sad...that could have been my child." Because they are God's children, they ARE our children to love deeply and to care for.

We will be speaking at Christ Church in Prairieville, LA tomorrow morning about the plight of orphans and God's call for every Christian to care for His children. We will also be introducing the children we are committed to serving at Rehoboth Children's Home and launching our sponsorship program for these children late tomorrow night.

Whether or not you are leading or involved in any Orphan Sunday activities tomorrow, please join us in praying for every orphan and all vulnerable have hope, healing and a future...beyond the bondage of fear and loneliness.

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