As you may know we are big fans of Show Hope around here. We received a generous grant from this outstanding organization when we adopted our son. Out of our gratitude we help Show Hope spread the word about their services and mission so that more orphans can come home to forever families.
I am pleased to be a part of the Show Hope blogging network. Once a month you will find a post here that helps raise awareness and ignite discussion about the global orphan crisis. #WoundUpWomen can put their faith in action by caring for orphans. Through prayer, encouragement and support we can do more good around the globe.
Family is God’s idea. Family is a place to belong, to grow, and to thrive. Orphans need families to take care of their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. They need committed individuals to help them navigate life and understand what unconditional love looks like and feels like. Orphans need families; a safe place where they are accepted and nurtured.
Orphans need community. It seems pretty obvious to me that we all need community. We need a place to learn, to grow, to spread our wings. A place to offer ourselves and learn how to get along with others. Community can be challenging and it is imperfect, but the alternative is worse. Isolation and loneliness quickly take over when we are not in relationship with others.
This song comes to mind,
“Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like to get away?
Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
and they’re always glad you came.“
I hope that here, in the Tightly Wound Woman Community, you feel that you belong. We may be tightly wound on the inside but we are also wound up tight to His Side. The Side of the One who died that we might be reunited with the Father in a forever family. Jesus cares for our physical, emotional and spiritual needs. He is committed to us. He lived, died and rose again to help us navigate life and understand what unconditional love looks like and feels like.
Psalm 68:6 “God sets the lonely in families…”
- Have you considered adopting? Is God leading you in that way?
- Are you able to help support another family who is called to adopt?
- Can you offer your time, talent and treasures to help orphans and adoptive families?
- Are you praying for orphans on a regular basis?
We all need a place to belong, to grow and to thrive.
How can you be that safe place for someone else today?