It is ALWAYS the right thing to do--
for orphans and widows in their affliction and need.
It is ALWAYS the right thing! You don't have to question or wonder or doubt or hesitate. It is NEVER the wrong thing to do to reach out to the orphans and widows in this world! It is NEVER a waste of your time. It is NEVER a waste of your resources. God will NEVER wish you were doing something else.
Today is Orphan Sunday. There are an estimated 163 million orphans in the world today! Such a mind boggling number! But, there are approximately 2.2 BILLION Christians in the world today. I firmly believe that we are the answer to the crisis. I believe that if you have a personal relationship with God that your question should be "How do you want me to help orphans and widows?" not "Do you want me to help orphans and widows?" Because you can be assured that He wants you to help. The only real question is how. Here are 10 ways that you can reach out :
Pray for them
Speak up / Advocate for them
Provide for their needs
Support those who support them
Protect them from harm
Visit them where they are
Give sacrificially to them
Encourage them to press on (Mentor, Tutor)
Adopt them into your family
Mobilize your church for them
Pick one. Any one. Or 2, or 3, or all 10. I double dog dare you to try all 10! Your life will never be the same!
"He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it." Matthew 10:39