So I've been thinking a lot about the orphan this week. Been thinking and wondering what God says and thinks about orphans. (Lam. 5:3, Hosea 14:3, John 14:18, James 1:27)
I heard a sermon (from one of the leaders of World Vision) on the plight of orphans around the world. The man was saying that God has a heart for the orphan. He said it was because He made every human being and values His creation, His image. And while this is true, I think it goes deeper than this.
I've been learning how all of Scripture points to Christ. From Genesis to Revelation, it's all centered around Christ. I don't think God's words about orphans is any exception. It's all meant to point to Him. In investing in orphans, or even adopting one, we get a tangible picture of a spiritual reality. We are hopeless without Christ. We see that before He delivered us, we had no hope in the world. And the best part...He didn't have to. Just like an adoptive father doesn't have to, HE didn't have to. What a wonderfully humbling reality.
Comment on this post with any insights on this. I'd love to hear from you!