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 1:27I tell my oldest son to look after his brother and sisters all of the time. It might look something like making sure they know what they are doing, remind them of what they need to be doing, help them, defend them, show kindness to them. Ultimately, looking after his siblings requires an act of love.
So what would looking after orphans in another country look like?
This is what about a dozen children made today, at our house, for the Craft Hope Project 12 - Orphan Outreach in Russia.
According to Craft Hope, more than one million orphans are waiting for a home in Russia. Craft Hope is partnering with Orphan Outreach to take bracelets, handmade by our children, to the orphanages in Russia this coming August.
This is our part. This is how children today, at this house, look after orphans. By putting hands to beads. Selecting and thoughtfully creating - a bracelet that they may just cherish themselves, but then put in the pile for that orphan in Russia, who may cherish it instead.
These children look after orphans through this simple act of love.
Thank you Amy Sullivan for the awesome idea!
For more inspiration, go to Internet Cafe Devotions for Word Filled Wednesday and Katie Lloyd Photography for Scripture and a Snapshot.