Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.
I understand that not every christian has as much passion as I do when it comes to orphans. I understand that there are tons and tons of other causes and concerns that your heart could ache for. I don't think everyone is called to adopt. Not everyone is called to go to Africa or China or Russia to work in orphanages. Not everyone is called to be a foster parent. But I do believe as Christians we are called to care for orphans in one way or another.
Become a foster parent
Pray for these kids
Write a check to an organization working with orphans
Encourage adoptive families (make them a meal, offer to babysit, be a friend who doesn't judge, send letters or e-mails)
volunteer at an orphanage
Sponsor an orphaned child
Financially support a family who is called to adopt
Purchase clothing, hats, shoes, etc... that support orphan care and send a positive message
DO SOMETHING. Because every night over 147 million children go to sleep with no one kissing them goodnight. How are they supposed to understand our God's love for them when there is no one modeling it for them here on earth?
DO SOMETHING. Because our God's heart breaks for these children and wants YOU to do something about it.
Need someone smarter to convince you you're called to orphan care? Check out this article in Christianity Today from their July issue