He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.
Deuteronomy 10:18God speaks so much about widows and orphans in the Bible that it would be impossible to miss His hurting heart for them. He highlights the cause of widows and orphans as the most vulnerable because they are “fatherless”. The Lord has commanded time and time again to look after the most vulnerable so that the “fatherless” know they have a Father, so that they may know they are not alone. It is the essence of His protective heart of a Father: to take care, shield, defend and provide for those who were left unprotected. As we come face to face with so many widows, especially young ones, who are raising small children who are “fatherless”, we have seen the urgent need to provide relief to widows, widowers, and orphans. During these uncertain times when the effects of the Covid crisis are so deeply devastating among the most vulnerable, we as believers are called to show that “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” — James 1:27 We cannot turn away from genuine need when we are facing it in such troubling times. It would go against God’s very nature that calls to care for widows and orphans in their distress.