Today is Father’s Day. We celebrate fathers and fatherhood! We are thankful for fathers!
But God has burdened our hearts for the fatherless today. We pray for those who have never known a loving father and for those who are abandoned and alone.
“For in You, O lord, the fatherless find love, pity, and mercy. They that dwell under His (God’s) shade shall return; they shall revive like the grain and blossom like the vine….” Hosea 14:3, 7
God loves the fatherless. He loves us all very much, but He has great compassion for the fatherless. He has put compassion in our hearts for the fatherless. Today we pray for the orphans. Today we know that God is wrapping His arms of love around the orphans!
God also led us to some scriptures in 2 Corinthians today.
“Laboring together as God’s fellow workers with Him, we beg of you not to receive God’s grace in vain…..do not receive it to no purpose.” 2 Corinthians 6:1
We like that word “laboring” together with God. It may not be laboring to give birth in the traditional way, but we labor in a different way to give birth to our family. We feel strongly that God has called us at this time and to this place (Hungary) to labor with Him to provide a safe and loving home to the fatherless. We gratefully follow Him in this call.