My brother recently encouraged me, in our quest to love orphans, to not lose sight of the LARGER picture. Orphan care is beautiful BECAUSE it is a simple symbol – an icon – of how God seeks out the Fatherless of this world. Even those of us who still have parents on this earth were once orphaned from a relationship with our Heavenly Father. Being without earthly parents is a temporal problem. But being without a Heavenly Father is an eternal problem unless God intercedes in grace and mercy.
As Brad and I learn to love orphans on earth, I pray that God use it to even further break our hearts for the billions who are orphaned from Him.