A conversation between my mom and Teddi, age 5 (and 1/2):
Teddi: "It's soft."
Me: (Sadly putting two and two together) "You didn't have soft towels before you had a family?"
Teddi: "No, just little (towels) . . . and we had to share . . . and I got cold (as she "shivered") . . . and we didn't have jammies . . . we had to sleep in our clothes."
Teddi has soft towels now, but so very many don't.
Millions of orphans have no idea what it feels like to be bathed in a warm bath. They have no idea what it feels like to be wrapped up in the love of a soft towel, or dressed in their very own pajamas.
As Christians we are called, no, we are commanded to care for the widows and orphans...
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27
If it is our passion to live Jesus' way of life -- then it is our responsibility to look after orphans. Period.
It's overwhelming, but we must do something. We are not all called to adopt, but we are called to care in some way for the orphans of this world. (Read the post for some good ideas!)
Want to care for orphans and share Teddi's love of towels with some kiddos in your life? Visit this friend's blog to find out how you can do both with these awesome gifts!