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A widow is a woman who has lost her husband, and orphans are children whose parents, for whatever reason, are not in the child’s life. The Bible reveals God’s attitude toward orphans and widows: He cares very deeply for them. God commands us to protect and care for orphans and widows (Psalm 82:3).

Husbands and fathers play an irreplaceable role in a family. When a man is not there, the wife and children suffer in many ways. The Bible tells us that God Himself steps in to fulfil the role of protecting and caring for the orphans and widows. “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling” (Psalm 68:5). In our world, those who are helpless are suppressed by unrighteous and greedy people. However, nothing escapes God’s notice, and He will avenge the orphans and widows. “You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror” (Psalm 10:17–18).

God commands us to care for orphans and widows. When He gave the Law to Moses and the Israelites, He gave instructions for how to treat the orphans and widows among them (see Exodus 22:22–23). In the New Testament, James says that taking care of the needs of orphans and widows is part of religion “pure and faultless” (James 1:27). Caring for those in distress is not optional for followers of Christ.

In 1 Timothy, Paul lays out more detailed instructions for how to care for widows (1 Timothy 5:1–16). First, Paul puts an emphasis on a widow’s family taking care of her, instead of leaving it all up to the church. “If a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God” (1 Timothy 5:4). Paul instructs that, for a widow to be supported by the local church, she must be over the age of 60 and she must have been faithful to her husband and have led a godly life. And she must have no family member to care for her (1 Timothy 5:9–10). The bottom line is that all widows should be receiving the care they need, without anyone getting overburdened by the responsibility.

We should not view caring for orphans and widows, a simple command from God .There is tremendous blessing in serving and standing up for orphans and widows. It is our joy and privilege to partner with God in loving, serving, and protecting the orphans and widows among us.

In India in every two homes there is a widow. All these widows need comfort, mental support, spiritual counselling and humanitarian help. Our passion is to give them the needed hope and comfort through Jesus. Sympathy is no substitute for action. So Jesus Mission is showing God’s love through action. Our widows care programme is comforting and strengthening these widows. Every year in Christmas seasons we give new cloths and food to 250- 300 widows through our widows care programme.

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