Pure Religion

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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 1:27)

I’ve spent the last several days visiting with my family in Indianapolis, IN.  One of the real joys of this time together is watching my little Russian nephews and niece that my sister and her husband adopted 2 1/2 years ago.  Nick, Max and Liz were in a Russian orphanage.  What would their lives have been like?  Where would they have ended up? Nick, the oldest, once told my sister that he would like to go back to Russsia.  When she asked why.  He said, “So I can tell them how good I have it.” From a Russian orphanage to an American Christian home, what a world of difference!  Have you ever stopped to think about your home and your family, could they be expanded?  I’ve read that there are at least 300,000 American children in foster care, is God calling you to act?  My wife and I are officially foster parents and hope someday to adopt a little girl.  I realize that not everyone will choose the path that my sister or I have but what about taking on a Compassion Child?  There are simple ways to help the orphans in the world.  I encourage you to find a way to practice “pure and faultless religion.”

Under His Mercy,

Derek Dickinson, Minister

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