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Sunday, August 22, 2010
What if Jesus was an orphan?
Imagine with me for a moment that at the age of 5, little Jesus was orphaned. Mary and Joseph befell a terrible accident and were both killed. Jesus was left on his own. You know who he is. You know that he is the savior of the world. What would you do for this young Jesus?
Most of us would answer, “Anything and everything!” We would take him into our homes, raise him as our own, provide for his every need, and teach him as best we could. We would make sure he had positive role models to look up to as he grew. We would sacrifice everything we had so he could grow up and become the teacher, leader, and savior that he was created to be.
And, as fellow believers, that is exactly what we should do.
Why, then, do we not do this?
The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth,
whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine,
you did for me.'
I urge you to take a stand today for the orphan. Help them to grow up with a positive role model to guide them through the perils of institutional living and the loneliness of young adulthood. Help them to grow up to be all that God created them to be.