I have seen a mixed reaction to Orphan Sunday. I can understand both sides, for and against but I staunchly believe that Orphan Sunday is an amazing thing. As a Christian and a dedicated follower of Jesus, Orphan Sunday is the Church’s expression of God’s heart for the orphan and the widow.
Christian Alliance for Orphans has created an AMAZING video that I encourage every single person to watch. It really shows what the heart of Orphan Sunday is about — LOVING on children who have been orphaned. Sometimes that expression of love is adoption, sometimes it’s giving financially, sometimes it’s prayer. Whatever way that God speaks to our hearts individually is between Him and us. We need to make sure that our actions are in the best interest of children, do our homework on programs before we get involved, be dedicated to following best practices, but continue to press on and to love them. Regardless of the circumstances that have led them to be in orphan care, they need love and they need to be shown love. I encourage you to watch the video and to search your heart for where God might be leading you.