Proverbs 23:10-11 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless; For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
Yesterday, I shared about Grandpa Ora and his care for the poor or those in need. Today we read, and are again instructed to care for the fatherless. God is a tender God full of compassion for His creation! He will plead their cause to anyone that is not merciful and careful to execute justice on their behalf! I guess this is one reason why Joe and I have been so passionate in our fight for children who remain waiting for adoption, unborn children who need protection, and children who are neglected. As I write this note, I am praying with a family that has been battling a flawed system for two teenage girls that they have been trying to adopt for over a year. They system however, seems to have multiple reasons why these children should remain in foster care going from home to home ( they were just moved a few weeks ago. Before that there were in a home that spoke no English! ) God never meant for the government to care for the fatherless. It was, and remains the duty of the Church! We have the current ‘mess’ with the system because the Church has given this area of care of the fatherless over to a government who operates without any respect of their Redeemer!
It is my prayer that the Church would awake and take a bold stand for the fatherless. That we would step out in faith and see what mighty work God will do because we chose to obey His command to care for them! Someone asked me recently, “How do you know when you’re done having a family?” My reply was, “My heart will always be open to receive more blessings should the Lord see fit to bless us with another child.” Joe and I believe strongly that we should always keep our home study up to date so that we are able to receive any blessing that the Lord brings to us by having done what the laws of the land required.
Make no mistake, dear friend, there is a battle raging for these precious children! Will you let God use you in His plan to defend and provide for them?
With much love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood