God is ‘a defender of widows’. It is shameful that when a man dies, his family will often claim his belongings and the widow and children lose not only their husband and father but their possessions as well.
Let us beware for our holy God is a defender of widows and it will not go well with us if we do not care for them and defend them.
God ‘sets the lonely in families’. Praise God for so many examples of Christian families
who have taken as their own, lonely children, lonely students, and lonely singles. These families are responding to the prompting of God’s spirit and their reward will be great.
Do you hear God’s call? In truth, God is father to the fatherless, defender of widows and settles the of lonely in families. The fatherless, the widows, the lonely can look to Him as their Father, husband and friend. In the good plan of God we all belong in family.
Lord, we praise You for the beauty and blessing of family life. May our family reflect the goodness of Your plan and be to the hungry an oasis of refreshment, to those who walk in darkness a source of light and to the lonely a place of comfort, friendship and security. May our church and community restore family to your original design and enjoy on earth the joy and happiness that will be fully ours as your family in heaven.
Source: ‘Families for life Bible Study notes and Sermon Outlines’ by David and Janet Cunningham. Family Impact. Read the full text at: http://www.familyimpact.org.za