It wasn’t long ago that I was driving home from woke when I saw this double rainbow. It was so brilliant that people (myself included) were pulling over to take photos of it. Anyone who has read the Bible knows that God placed the rainbow as a sign to remember His promise to not flood the earth again. But, when I see a double rainbow, I think it must mean something extra special. When I I think of two promises side by side in the Bible, I think of God’s promises to care for orphans and widows because they’re usually mentioned together.
One of the promises is found in Psalm 68:5. David wrote that God is a father to the fatherless and a protector of widows. He knew God as much as anyone in the Bible and he wrote that about Him. In Deuteronomy 10:18, Moses said, “God ensures orphans and widows receive justice.” He wrote that after spending forty days and nights in God’s presence. It’s clear that God Himself has made a covenant with both orphans and widows as much as He had with Noah.
God has used ordinary men and women throughout history to be a father to the fatherless and a champion of widows. He has always looked for men and women who would step up and answer that call. Today is no different than any other time since the world was made. God wants to use people who are willing to say, “Here am I. Use me.” His invitation goes out, but only a few ever respond. What God does with those few is nothing short of amazing. Just like Jesus multiplied the fish and the bread, He multiplies the affect one can when fulfilling His promises to others.
Every day people choose to give of their time, their resources and abilities to help Coreluv make a difference. What started as one family responding to that call has led to thousands giving to defend orphans so that the fatherless could have fathers. The defenseless now have advocates working tirelessly so that they have food, shelter, clean water, education, job skills and the medical care they need. God is fulfilling His covenant to the orphan and the widow through people like you and me when we partner with organizations like that.
There is no greater joy than to be the very fulfillment of God’s promises. There is not a better way to store up treasures in Heaven than to be a father to the fatherless and a champion of widows. When I see a double rainbow, I smile because I know that God is reminding me that He has promised to care for orphans and widows and in some small way, I get to be a part of it. My hope and prayer is that the next time you see a double rainbow, you’ll think of orphans and widows and answer His call with, “Here am I. Use me.”
November is Orphan Awareness month. If you would like to find out more about how you can help defend orphans and widows, click here and select “Get Involved”. I personally partner with this organization and have seen first hand how my money is put to use. Pray and ask God how you can be a part of fulfilling His promise to orphans and widows.