Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Father to the Fatherless....

In my P3 class, we are reading Pippi Longstocking. One of the questions for comprehension asked where the townspeople thought Pippi should live. The answer, of course, is a Children's Home or orphanage. When we were discussing the answer, one of the little girls asked, "What is an orphanage?" I love that she had no idea! Her home here is a family and so far removed from an orphanage that she had no clue what the word even meant.

As I was reading Psalm 68 for our study this week, verses five and six stood out to me: "A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land." It is amazing to see tangible evidences of how God is faithfully being a father to the fatherless and setting the lonely in families.


Anonymous said...

Dear Andrea,
What a beautiful expression of how God cares for us and provides for us!! You share the most precious thoughts!! Much love, Nancy.

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for sharing that touching insight. Praise God for the work that he allows Rafiki to do. Thank you for you obedience and passion.