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.
This Saturday is a going to be a really busy day around here. We are having a multi-family garage sale to raise money to help a family adopt a baby. I am so EXCITED!!!
Did you know there are over 140 million orphans in the world? That is an astounding number, isn’t it? It is a tragic thing that there are babies wanting and needing homes and parents wanting and needing babies and money is the thing that stands in the way.
I have always thought that adoption is the purest example of God’s love for us. To go to a place and find a child that could otherwise go unloved and uncared for, then bring that child to your home and call him your own is just what God wants to do for the souls of all mankind. It’s miraculous, really. There are so many stories of babies found in trash heaps and gutters. Precious treasures are being left by the side of the road because mothers simply cannot afford to, or are too sick to raise another baby. But love really can save them if we will let it. Love can show us how our own sacrifice can make a way.
What would we trade so that a baby can come home to her mama’s sweet arms? What can we do to make a way for a daddy to be able to teach his son to kick a football and juggle and love to read? What will we give to take a child who has no way to provide for herself and give her someone aching to provide for her?
Look around your home, and see if there is something taking up space that could be used to make a miracle happen. I keep asking myself, “What can I give that would make space in my heart for more of God?” I would rather know Him and be more like Him than have any possession I own. Love is simply has far more worth than riches.
I was praying once several years ago for all of my own concerns, and I suddenly stopped and wondered what was on God’s list of concerns that day. I felt so convicted as I immediately thought of all the poverty, all the disease, all the homeless and truly alone people God loves and cares for. He loves me, and He loves you, and He loves the world. He sent His Son out of that love, and I hope He can send me too.