Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us[a] for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. -Ephesians 1:3-6
Reflect | In Arkansas there are over 3,500 children in foster care. These children, for many different reasons, have been separated from their parents for at least a brief time. It is sad that these kids have been separated from their parents, but it gives us a unique chance to impact that child’s life for eternity. As Christians, we can relate in a spiritual sense because we were all once orphans, until God brought us into His family.
Pray | Father God, thank you for calling us your children. We pray that you would raise up families across the state of Arkansas to foster these children in need. We pray that you would use ministries like The Call to train and equip these families. We pray that you would use them to minister to the community and show the love of Christ to the children in our foster care system. We pray that these children would see the love of Christ through them and be forever changed by the Gospel.