Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.
Last summer, an e-mail went out around our city. A young orphan needed to get out of the orphanage and into foster care immediately. He literally was at death's door. Despite having three very young children of their own, our friends took him in and literally saved his life. They fed him, got him the medical care that he needed (often at their own expense) and loved him back to life.
And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.
Now, this sweet little guy has been declared "adoptable." He has officially been given the okay that parents can be found for him. That means that somewhere out there, a family is praying for a son...and this is him!
You are the helper of the fatherless. LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear, To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may oppress no more.
Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families.
Pray for this little guy. Pray that a family would be found for him as soon as possible.
He is just one of many that need a forever family. Remember them!
I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!