If I had to choose a “verse of the year” for me, it’s a no-brainer. Hands down it’s James 1:27:
“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.”
This Christmas season has been a daily deluge of that for me and my family as we work through the extremely extensive adoption process. Being buried in paperwork can sometimes obscure the vision of what it is we’re trying to do.
Perhaps that’s why I found myself tearing up in my car when I listened to “All I Want For Christmas” by 5-time Grammy Award winner, Steven Curtis Chapman, a couple of weeks ago. It was a great reminder of why God gave His church the James 1:27 command and who it is we are to be helping in His Name.
I hope you’ll listen to the lyrics and begin praying for the orphaned children with special needs in China that we’ll be seeking to help during the upcoming Voiceless for the Voiceless (V4V) campaign that TD will be engaging in, in the near future. Enjoy! – Arthur