Tonight I thought I'd share another video I came across recently. A beautiful story. You know, I just love the scripture from James: "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this: To visit the fatherless and the widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world." It teaches us that among the most basic, core principles of religion-- religion in its purest form-- is caring for the fatherless. This gives me great comfort during tough days, because I know that while I fall short in so many areas, I am giving my all in this one. (:
I know that we are all called in different ways to help the orphans. Some do ministry work, some send donations to orphanages, some advocate for children to be adopted, some adopt, some help and strengthen families who have adopted (there are certainly so many around us that fit that description!), some give to charities, some give to their churches who support the cause of the orphan, some help the newly adopted child in school and other areas, some lobby for their cause in the political arena, and some simply pray. All worthy and beautiful and incredible ways to bless children without families. None better than another-- we all serve in different ways for different reasons and at different times. And I just pray that as followers of Christ, we are doing something.
Because their cause is real.
It isn't make believe that there are millions of children out there that do not know the love of a family. And I think, I know, that if more people were willing to at least consider how they could help, that some of them might be surprised to find that it is their call to adopt, and more of these precious children of God would come HOME.
Journey To Eliana from The Archibald Project on Vimeo.