Embrace Me! - "I WILL NOT leave you as Orphans, I WILL come to you" Jn 14:18
             S C R I P T U R E S

Matthew 18:5 - Whoever welcomes one such child in my name, WELCOMES ME.

Matthew 18:10  See that you do not despise one of these little ones.

Matthew 18:14  Your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.

Foster care takes Strength, but He has empowered us
... ISAIAH 40:29  He gives POWER to the faint; and to them that have no might, he increases STRENGTH!

EPHESIANS 1:5  He foreordaines us to be adopted as HIS OWN CHILDREN!

Numbers 6:27  And they shall put my name upon the Israelites and I will bless them.
WHEN YOU ADOPT, you put on YOUR name and God's name on a child!!!

Romans 9:4 Israelites are God's Adoption!  (
our example to follow)

ROMANS 8:15  Spirit of Adoption, Abba, Father ...
Will you adopt the fatherless?

John 10:10
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Give a child a more abundant life!
 
1 Peter 1:8
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory ... 
Your adopted child awaits YOUR LOVE!

Colossians 3:14
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness ... Yes, you CAN love an adopted child!

1 Corinthians 13:2
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing..
Give an adopted child Agape Love!

MAY IS NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH
(Children)

May  4 -  Psm 127:3 - Children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

May 11 - Psm 131:2 - I have calmed and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with his mother

May 18 - Psm 126:5-6 They who sow in tears shall reap in joy and singing.He who goes forth bearing seed and weeping shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him

May 25 - Heb 2:13 - Here I am, I and the children whom God has given Me


JUNE -FATHER'S DAY
(Fatherless)

Jun  1 - Isaiah 1:17 - Learn to do right! Seek justice, defend the fatherless!

Jun  8 -  James 1:27 -  Visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need

Jun 15 - Psm 68:5-6 - Father of orphans is God in his holy house. God makes homes for the homeless

Jun 22 - Psm 82:3 - Do justice to the weak (poor) and fatherless; maintain the rights of the afflicted and needy

Jun 29  -Psm 10:18 - Do justice to the fatherless so that man may not terrify them any more.

SEPT - SPEAK UP FOR

Sept   7 - Prov 31:8 - Open your mouth for those unable to speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are defenseless

Sept 14 - Psm 19:3-4 - Their voice is not heard, yet their voice goes out through all the earth (through you)

Sept 21 - Prov 4:8 - She will bring you to honor when you embrace her

Sept 28 - 3 John 1:5 -Beloved, it is a fine and faithful work that you are doing when you give any service to the brethren, especially when they are strangers. 

OCTOBER - BLESSED

Oct   5 - John 13:17 - If you know these things, blessed and happy are you if you act accordingly and really do them.

Oct 12 - Deut 24:19  - When you reap your harvest in your field and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the fatherless that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands

Oct 19 - Luke 12:48 -  For everyone to whom much is given, of him shall much be required

Oct 26 - Eph. 3:20 - Now to Him who is at work within us, who is able to carry out His purpose, do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]

NOVEMBER - NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH!!

Nov  2 - Psm 113:9 - He makes the barren woman to be a homemaker and a joyful mother of children. Praise the Lord! 

Nov  9 - John 14:18 - I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, helpless]; I will come [back] to you.

Nov 16 - Hosea 14:3 - For in You the fatherless finds love, pity, and mercy.

Nov 23 -  Psm 27:10 - Although my father and my mother have forsaken me, yet the Lord will take me up [adopt me as His child].

DECEMBER - ENCOURAGEMENT

Dec  7 - Isaiah 40:31 - But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

Dec 14 - Phil 4:13 - I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].

Dec. 21 - Heb. 11:1 - Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Dec. 28 - I Thes. 5:18 - In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.