God’s call to care for orphans is woven throughout Scripture. Whether you are working to add to your family through adoption or are considering other ways that your gifts and talents might be used to provide for the needs of waiting children, it is clear that we are all called to do something.
It doesn’t take a great deal of time in Scripture to see that God relentlessly pursues us with the deep and abiding love of a father – our Father. Here are a few verses that speak to the role adoption plays in our own journeys:
These verses remind us that God has adopted us into his family and it is through this adoption that we receive a multitude of blessings. The promises of God as spoken through his Word are true and can be trusted. He will not leave us. He will never give up on us. His Spirit seals us as his own. Let us trust that everyday he restores hope through his unending grace and abounding love.
With the blessings of his promises, we have great hope as we “visit orphans and widows in their affliction” (James 1:27). With more than 140 million children around the world who are without a family, we are called to join together to care for orphans in their distress – just as God cares for us.
If you would like to learn more about how you can restore hope to waiting children, please consider joining our movement to care for orphans! There are so many ways to get involved:
1. Help provide the highest quality of care in one of Show Hope’s Special Care Centers in China.