Born amidst filth and squalor, the baby drew a deep breath and cried out in the night. Animals shuffled, uneasy at their disturbed space. A ragged young mother gazed upon him with love and fear, wondering if she was at all equipped for the difficult journey ahead.
We know this familiar story from 2,000 years ago. Jesus was born and, with that miraculous birth, everything changed.
Since then Jesus has continued to transform everything we know – making a dark world shine with hope of something better.
And yet darkness still pervades so much of what we see around us. Children are left fatherless, vulnerable to abuse, slavery, coercion and fear. Without the knowledge of a loving, saving relationship with Jesus Christ, these children grow up to continue a desperate cycle of poverty, anger and pain. But it doesn’t have to continue.
This Christmas, consider how you can bring that message of hope and redemption in Jesus’ name to a child in need. Here are a few ways your family can personally get involved:
- Consider giving them the gift of a loving Christian home where they can thrive—sponsor a Home of Hope family in Haiti in 2017. Sign up here.
- Thinking about adoption? See what your options are for making an orphaned child a part of your permanent family. We can help answer your questions!
- Sign up to join us in regular prayer for the fatherless. Become a prayer partner here.
- Consider starting an orphan care ministry in your church. Check out our helpful resources here.
However the Spirit moves in your family, we hope this Christmas is filled with the love and tenderness that Jesus brings to all who follow Him! May your season be richly blessed.