For You From The Word
Look after orphans. (James 1:27)
For You To Think About
One reason cited for the upturn: the new, growing movement in American churches that challenges Christians to consider adoption.
Churches are developing a variety of ministries to serve all three members of the adoption triangle: birth parents, the child, and adoptive families. (Birthmothers, for instance, serves birth moms and birth dads.)
Does your church have a ministry to “look after orphans” and their parents (James 1:27) – the vulnerable and marginalized in the adoption triangle? Consider developing a Birthmothers ministry or other movement in your congregation.
For You To Pray
Move hearts in American churches to build a ministry to those in the adoption triangle – birth parents, children, and adoptive families.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.