"God's Heart and the Gospel Rule" (Foster Care Awareness Sunday)

Jesus taught His disciples to pray, "Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Sometimes, discerning God's will can be a difficult and nuanced as we struggle to discover what exactly He wants. However, there are other matters that take no discernment at all as God's will is laid out in plainly in black and white through the Scriptures. All throughout the Bible, God has consistently expressed His tender heart for the poor, the widow and the orphan... the weak, helpless, and overlooked of society. This Sunday, we are going to remind ourselves of God's heart for the orphan while also taking a look at the harsh reality of the foster care needs in our own backyard. As followers of Jesus, we are not only compelled to live out the Golden Rule - do unto others as you would have them do unto you- but the Gospel Rule.