I feel so called to help these children. As days pass, my dream gets bigger and bigger. I can just see music changing the lives of all of these orphans. I pray to God and ask if this is truly what he is calling me to do. Is he really calling me around the world to help orphaned children? (If you, reader, are in question of what I am talking about, scroll down to my blog on 4/29/2014, and there is more detail about my career aspiration). After praying this, I came upon James 1:27, which reads, "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.” I was so touched, that I have been sure about only a couple things like this before. Along with this scripture in James, God repeatedly stresses the importance and beauty of children in this world, and how we should see that.
Matthew 18:2-5: “He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 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.”
Psalm 127:3-5: “Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their opponents in court."
Matthew 18:10: “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven."
Mark 9:37: “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me, but the one who sent me"
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