The word of God clearly tells us what we are to do in regards to our widows and orphans.
PS. 68 v 5...A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation.....
James 1 v 27....Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world....
This morning in one of my readings, I read something very alarming to me. It read, that CNN had reported that there were over 40 million widows in India. Fifteen thousand of them live on the streets. One 70 year old widow said this, "My son tells me: 'You have grown old. Now who is going to feed you? Go away,' She cries,"What do I do? My pain has no limit."
WOW, it is very clear that these people have no fear of GOD and what His word says.
Exodus 22 v 22....You shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child. If you afflict them in any way, and they cry at all to Me, I will surely hear their cry....
We need missionaries to just take care of widows and orphans. In all countries. We have to have missionaries and Godly people to take care of the people that we ourselves should be taking care of. I am afraid to see how many widows and orphans we have right here in the USA that are not being cared for by their family members. I am sure the count would be alarming as well. I do not think that this is just in India.
This reminded me of a customer at my work, that is His mother's caretaker. Only, that is just it, he does not take care, he is just there and is more of a paid person to watch her. There is a difference between being a caregiver and a caretaker. A caregiver, gives love and administers help to these people with a kind spirit, a caretaker is just making sure the daily routines are done with no emotions attached. Now I do not know the story behind this man, his mother may be very difficult, but still in all she is his mother and she is due honor from him according to the word of God, by treating her with dignity and kindness. I do know this, I do not believe that all 40 million of these women in India were difficult moms. There is a crisis here. And you can be sure that God is hearing their cries.
These are our parents and our children. We need to give them the respect that is due them. We need to provide them not only with shelter, food, and the essentials of life, but with love as well.
Make it your plan today to take care of the widows and orphans around you, especially in your own family as God will hear their cry and we will answer to Him for our actions.