Today I am beginning the process of making our spare room upstairs into a bedroom. We want to be a foster family. It is a part of our personal family “Do What You Can” campaign. We are a family that despises the fact that there are neglected and abused children out there in our own neighborhood. We have decided to do what we can about it. We are beginning the process to become a foster family. We don’t have a perfect, Martha Stewart looking house. We don’t have amazingly nice furniture. We do have a lot of love and compassion. We do have a mission to help others. We do have an extra room. We even have a Chevy Suburban to fit our family of 5, two big dogs and one or two others. We can use what we’ve got to make a difference.
James 1:27 says this: 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.
Who are the widows and orphans of today’s society? I believe they are the people that have no way to support themselves in the society that they live. Widows and orphans in ancient times were the people who were unable to feed themselves. They had no one to support them. They had no way to support themselves. In my mind, the term “widows and orphans” applies to many more than just that. I realize that not everyone can become foster parents. That’s not what it’s about. It’s about what you can do to help others. Figure out what you can do, then DO WHAT YOU CAN!