March 16, 2010
James 5:16; 1:27
EARS TO HEAR is the radio ministry of FAMILIES. BY GOD. For EARS TO HEAR, here’s Tim Glisson.
What happens to the thousands of kids over the age of ten in our Child Welfare System who don’t ever get adopted?
There are a few success stories to be sure, but the majority aren’t. Tales of chemical dependency run rampant. Jail is predictable, homelessness prevalent. Many of the girls are lured into prostitution, either on the streets or in front of the camera.
Worse, the lack of family becomes a generational curse. Marriage is rarely a prerequisite for procreation. When it is divorce rates are in the 80’s. Sons absent a dad grow up not knowing how to be one. Girls absent a dad go prowling for love usually finding it in the first arms available. Pregnancy follows and the cycle continues.
How do you stop it? First through prayer: James 5:16 tells us the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Pray for Godly introductions and interventions so that salvation can occur and healing begin. Pray for His mercy, wisdom, and of course, love.
Then, as the hands, feet and heart of Jesus, we can get involved in their lives. James 1:27 commands us to visit the fatherless; foster the fatherless; advocate for the fatherless; and of course, adopt the fatherless.
As Christians our job is to glorify God. We can do that by caring… for the fatherless.
If you have EARS to HEAR God’s heart for His children, please visit our website at FAMILIESBYGOD.org. For EARS TO HEAR, I’m Tim Glisson.