July 17, 2023
A Higher Calling
It’s not an uncommon question to ask, “What is my calling in life?” Many people find themselves in a place where they are left wondering what they should be doing with their time, energy, and even finances. This is especially the case within Christian circles where the question becomes even deeper: “What is God’s calling on my life?”
Thankfully, you don’t have to wait for a message in the sky or a magic sign to pass your way. Instead, we can actually find out what God’s calling is for all Christians through His Word.
Although we have a tendency to want God to give each of us as individuals a specific calling, we also must recognize that God has given His people, as a whole, various callings that apply to each and every one of us.
One of these is to care for and lift up the most vulnerable in our world.
Who Are the Most Vulnerable?
But who are the most vulnerable in our world? I’m sure various groups of people come to mind when I use the word ‘vulnerable’. Maybe you think of those without homes or those who are stricken by poverty. While the Bible certainly tells us that we should care for those people as well, it also has two very specific groups of people in mind when it talks about the vulnerable.
Over and over again, the Bible mentions these two groups of people as needing protection and provision:
“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” – Psalms 68:5
“The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.” – Psalms 146:9
“Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless.” – Exodus 22:22
“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
According to the Bible, the widow and the orphan are to be protected and valued immensely by followers of God. Considering that this is what true religion looks like according to James, it’s safe to say that this is one of the higher callings that all of us have as Christians.
What Will You Do?
The question truly is, what will you do about this? It’s easy to wait for a specific calling from God on your life. It’s difficult to take what He’s already asked you to do and do something about it.
God calls us to take care of the most vulnerable, the orphan and the widow.
If you want to join us in fulfilling our mission of every orphan knowing Christ, healing from trauma, and living a healthy, productive life, consider partnering with us financially or prayerfully as we try to fulfill this calling to the best of our ability.