DesiringGod Blog had an excellent guest post this morning from Jason Kovacs.  He talks about the vast number of orphans across the globe and reminds us about the importance the Bible gives to adoption and care for the fatherless.  As one who is fatherless apart from the adoption of my Heavenly Father, this post strikes me to the core.  Here’s a selection:

[God] has made adoption the apex of the Gospel. His spiritual enemies are now his very sons and daughters through the Cross.

And God calls us, his adopted family, to be a part of his care for the fatherless. At the core of God’s nature is a Father’s heart that we are to reflect. Scripture is clear that practical care for orphans is fundamental to the mission of the church.

Read the whole thing.