Taking a step out in faith to defend and adopt an orphan requires much prayer and love. The journey will help realign your priorities and open your heart to be filled with the glory of God. The journey to defend an orphan helps us rid us of ‘more.’ Moses was adopted by the royal family in Egypt. The pharaoh had given the decree that every Hebrew baby boy should be thrown into the Nile. Moses was hidden for the first three months of his life. The Bible tells us that when his mother couldn’t hide him any longer she made a tar covered basket and put her son in it. Jochebed put Moses in among the reeds on the bank of the Nile. To save his precious life she had to give him up hoping that the he would be taken care of. She literally had to turn him over to God in faith.
Jesus constantly compared children to the kingdom. “Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” (Matthew 18:4,5) When we adopt an orphan we welcome our Savior into our family.
Adoption forces the devil to flee. Can’t you see the enemy smile as an orphan remains disconnected from a forever family. When we resist the world’s temptations (which usually manifest themselves in excuses) and adopt a child we make a stand against Satan and glorify God who loves the orphans more than all of his people put together.
Real worship in the Father’s house happens when we defend an orphan. We open our hearts to the helpless and in doing so glorify God in a profound way. Real worship happens when we have the courage to step out in complete faith and commit to adopt a child. We worship in a new, glorious way as we do this because we show the world that the creator of everything will provide and be our shield. Real worship sounds like an orphan’s laugh when the see their forever family’s faces. It’s the rich laugh of freedom—a symphony made from the hearts of children who have found their forever homes, conducted by the Father of us all.