Christmas Time

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

live by example and with purpose...

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27

some of our very dear friends began the process of becoming a foster family many months ago. last night at 11pm our phone rang and on the other end was my sweet friend with a baby crying in the background. their family with boys 4 and 2 welcomed a baby girl into their home and now they are embarking on a great calling in their life.

after they had finished and submitted all their paperwork months ago i remember asking my friend about why they were desiring to foster. she reminded me that God's Word tells us to care for the orphans and widows in distress. she and her husband heard God's calling on their hearts to open their home to a child in need and share with that child God's great love for them.

those of us looking in on their lives are being blessed by the way this family is living as an example to their sons and living with great purpose as they follow God in this adventure.

Lord we pray for our friends who have entered into the world of three children and the world of little girls. we pray this precious child will learn and know that she is fearfully and wonderfully made by You, oh God, who knit her together in her mother's womb.
Lord, thank you for what you are doing in our friends' family and thank you that we will be blessed as we see them serve You.

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