All in orphan-care
While his little body should’ve still been safe in his mother’s womb, he was lying in a plastic crib, fighting off the poison he’d been fed for 32 weeks. At four weeks old, he was suffering through the painful withdraw that conquers grown men. At four pounds, his little heart was fighting to beat, his little lungs fighting to breathe.
James 1:27 is a beautiful verse about religion, about following God by loving others. The verse can be found in any Christian resource about adoption or foster care and is widely known as "the" orphan care verse. James 1:27 isn't necessarily about adoption or foster care, though. It's not necessarily a call to adopt or bring orphans into your home. James 1:27 is a call to VISIT orphans. It's a call to spend time with, to play with and hug and feed and serve and know and care for orphans.
The more I’m involved in this whole foster care thing, the more I see the need for GOOD, Christ-loving, gospel-centered foster parents. The state will find a place for these kids to stay. The question is what kind of place will it be?