Saturday, March 23, 2013

Defending the Weak

"Defend the weak and the fatherless, uphold the cause of the poor and oppressed." Psalm 82:3

In the past weeks and days, I have been reminded of the call God has given us the defend the weak and fatherless and uphold the cause of the poor and oppressed.  At Masana, we are surrounded by boys who fall into these categories.  As can be expected, life on the streets is cruel and horrible things can happen to these precious little ones.  We seem to be coming face to face with that reality more and more at Masana.  

So how do we defend them?  How do we uphold their cause?  In the face of horrible things happening to children of 11 and 12 years old, how do we help them?  Do we take them into our center allowing them to sleep within the safety of our walls?  But how does this help the cause of getting them off the streets and back with their families?  Do we load them up in the car and force them to return to their homes? But what is to keep them form coming right back to the streets in a few days?  

So many questions . . . questions only God can give us the wisdom to respond to.  And boy do we ever need His wisdom in these days.  Please pray for the staff of Masana as we seek God's wisdom on how to defend these little ones while not abandoning our purpose of restoring families.