Here are more numbers to chew on:
- There are 100,000+ children in the US waiting & ready to be adopted & rescued
- There are 300,000+ churches in the US
Don't these stats tell us that something can be done? That the people of God could be taking the lead at eradicating this crisis?
God has made very clear His heart about this matter. All throughout scripture He reveals His mandate for WHAT and HOW His people should be responding to the timeless tragedy. James 1:27 tells us that "Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans...." In Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Psalms, Proverbs, Amos...all through His Word He has mandated: My people will rescue the orphans!
So the million dollar question is: Why aren't we rescuing the orphans?
What are we doing as the Church to fulfill and pursue and bring hands and feet to the heart of God? This isn't a suggestion on His behalf, or some third-rate, low tier priority on His list. The call of God - the mission and message of Jesus Christ - is to bring His Kingdom to those who are lost - to rescue and defend and help the helpless.
Want to know how you can get involved? Want to refuse to be ignorant & apathetic any longer? Want to know what YOU can do to make a difference and an impact? Visit any of these organization's websites and BE the change:
- www.compassion.org or www.worldvision.org
- www.helpendlocalpoverty.com or www.helponenow.com
- www.lifelineadoption.org or www.lifesongfororphans.org
NOW is the time for the Church to step forward, to forsake convenience with courage, and to rescue the helpless. Remember, YOU have been rescued! Forgotten? Spend some time meditating on these scriptures:
Ephesians 1:3-8, 2:12-13