As I sit here listening to a favorite Christmas song of mine by Steven Curtis Chapman, I am finding it very difficult to put into words what I am feeling.
The song is called All I Really Want for Christmas, and it has always touched a very soft and tender spot in my heart. I honestly can’t listen to it without tearing up and feeling a hurt in my heart for the millions of children who will spend Christmas day (as well as every other day of the year) without a family to call their own.
Listen and Let Your Heart Be Moved
Please listen to this song and let your heart be touched for the approximately 143 million orphans in this world. Imagine yourself in their position. Be thankful for your family. Hug your children. And maybe…reach out and change the life of a child who doesn’t have a family to call their own.
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What the Bible Has to Say
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
I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40
For more information, stories, and resources, visit 143million.org
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And lastly, this is not a post in our series, but it is a wonderful real-life story of adoption that I read this morning with a lot of great resources and tips. Adoption: Our Family’s Story
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