“Everyone is called to do something to care for orphans in their distress.”

God has a special heart for orphans, and our city is full of them. We just don’t usually call them orphans—we call them foster kids. Most people don’t realize how many orphans live in our city, or how much they struggle. But God calls himself the “father of the fatherless,” and he demands that his people pay attention to the orphans in their midst. Christians value orphans as made in the image of God, and we identify with them because we were spiritual orphans until God made the greatest sacrifice to take us in. God’s church has the strongest call and the deepest motivation to sacrifice for the orphans in our city. Whatever our ability, we are all called to do something to care for orphans.

Application Questions

1. Why is it important to understand the reality of orphans in our city? Why do you think it is easy to forget? What can you do to help yourself remember?

2. Why should a Christian identify with orphans and value them? Do you see that at work in your own life?

3. Everyone is called to do something to care for orphans. What are some of the ways that you can care for orphans as a part of Cornerstone? What next steps will you take?

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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