Today is Orphan Sunday across the nation, which means that many churches and organizations are focusing on how they can serve and defend orphans around the world. (Alternately, many organizations line up their adoption/orphan event with National Adoption Day, which is later in the month.) But in honor of Orphan Sunday, I thought I would post this video, courtesy of OrphanSunday.org.
This month, I am spending alot of time in prayer that some of the people who read here will be prompted to take a stand for orphans and children in need of adoption. “Taking a stand” looks different for different people. God may be calling you to welcome an adopted child into your family as one of your own. Maybe your role is in financially supporting a family who is adopting. Maybe it’s in fostering children in transition. Maybe it’s in providing support and care to a family who is going through the adoption process. Maybe it’s heading up a means of sending supplies to orphanages around the world. Or becoming a dedicated prayer warrior on behalf of orphans and children in need of families. Maybe it’s helping to raise awareness in your community about adoption, or helping adoptive families to “fit in” in your church or community. It may look different from person to person, but the call is the same:
Isaiah 1:17 – “Learn to do right; seek justice.
Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
plead the case of the widow.”