There are an estimated 153 million orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. Here in the United States there are over 400,000 children in the foster care system.
“Learn to do good! Seek justice! Help the oppressed! Defend the orphan! Fight for the rights of widows!” Isaiah 1:17
“Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us.” James 1:27
“But if a person has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need and that person doesn’t care—how can the love of God be in that person?” 1 John 3:17
“Don’t be troubled. You trust God, now trust in me. There are many rooms in my father’s home, and I am going to prepare a place for you.” John 14:1-2
“I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you.” John 14:8
“Long ago, even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the wonderful kindness he has poured out on us because we belong to his dearly loved Son.” Ephesians 1:4-6 NLT