God goes by many names, such as Healer, Savior, Banner, Provider, and more. But one of the characters that He loves revealing Himself as is that He is a Father. Everyone knows the irreplaceable importance of a father in a family. Fathers are seen as the pillar of the family and support the family in different ways.
Sadly, some children have no one to call as their father, orphaned at some point their life. While they do not have the privilege of feeling the love of an earthly father, the Heavenly Father has many promises for them, as written in the Scripture.
God assures orphans that He cares for them very deeply. Psalm 68:5 states, “A Father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling.” And He has also promised them that He is a present help in time of need, as the latter part of Psalm 10:4 reads, “to You the helpless commits himself; You have been the helper of the fatherless.”
Furthermore, the Word of God charges His people to provide care for the orphans, which is why many churches and religious institutions develop programs for these young ones. As it is written in James 1:27, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”
Westside Family Church demonstrates a real heart for the orphans by adopting children and equipping families to provide foster care not only in the church’s hometown of Lenexa, KS, but also in different countries, such as South Africa, Thailand, and India. For more Biblical inspirations, subscribe to this Twitter page.