If our Father GOD is a “Father to the fatherless” a “defender of widows” who “places the lonely in families,” then we, as his children, his imitators, should be mimicking these traits in our lives.
Is this line of reasoning born out elsewhere in scripture? I believe it is. GOD gives specific instruction for treatment of the fatherless and the widow. His law, as laid out for us in the Old Testament, is chock-full of commands to care for the fatherless and the widow among us. James repeats these calls in the New Testament when he makes this radical statement.
“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
In the following chapters we will explore what this might look like in your life. We will hear testimonies of men and their families who are engaged in the fight in very real and practical ways and hopefully encourage you to step into the fray.