Sunday Challenge


Today is Orphan Sunday, and churches around the world pause to raise awareness. Why? Because at least 40,000 children become orphans. There are 153 million of them in the world.


OUR world. OUR problem.


And the children are asking: “Where are you?”


Think about the children in your life. In the eyes of God, there is no difference between them and


* the 7-yr-old Cambodian boy living at the garbage dump

* the 12-yr-old Brazilian girl forced to sell herself last night … and the night before … and tonight

* the 10-yr-old African boy required to fight in a war he doesn’t understand

* the 14-yr-old American girl living in her 6th foster home


Absolutely no difference.

Think about that.


While you’ve been reading this post, 27 more children became orphans. We can no longer sit silently.


Fortunately, the Church already holds the solution to the orphan problem:

It’s us!


…but do we really believe that religion God accepts as pure and faultless involves caring for orphans? (James 1:27) Are we going to be obedient? To ask Him to help us make a difference … one child at a time?


He’s ready to do his part. Will we do ours?

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.  (Ephesians 3:20-21)