hope for the helpless

a project to encourage adoption and other acts of social justice from a Biblical standpoint

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How about a healthy dose of perspective?

"My children, we must not only talk about loving people; we must show we love people by what we do for them. We must really love them."
-1 John 3:18 (WE)

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"And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me."
-Jesus’ words in Matthew 18:5

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Hosea 14:3: “In you the orphan finds mercy.”

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Psalm 10:17-18 (NLT): “Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them. You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed…”

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Matthew 25:35,36: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

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Romans 8:15: “So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s spirit when he adopted you as his own children.”

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"Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families…" —Psalm 68:5,6

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artwork by Austin Blasingame found in a copy of Relevant Magazine

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"What Does it Mean to be a Dalit?
*untouchable
As a child you may be sold into bonded labor to work in cramped quarters with no ventilation, carry heavy loads that permanently injure your growing body, or weave carpet threads until your fingers bleed just to receive pennies toward paying off your family’s debt. An education is a distant dream. In your community, 90 percent of the people can’t even write their own names.”
—taken from a Gospel for Asia missions magazine

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