Orphan Sunday and Beyond...
November 4th marks the first time that Cornerstone will participate in the internationally recognized "Orphan Sunday". (www.orphansunday.org) You may be wondering why exactly we are doing this. As we continue to grow and mature into a healthy church that seeks to glorify God by treasuring his Gospel and loving our neighbor, it only makes sense that we would actively build Orphan Care into our DNA.
James tells us in chapter 1 verse 27 that visiting orphans and widows in their affliction is what "true religion" looks like. We beleive this response is an outward expression of the inward reality of a life that has been changed by the Gospel. If we have been adopted into God's family...then we should have a heart for adoption. If we have been transfered out of darkness into light, then we should desire to see children in the darkest most oppressive circumstances experience the same thing. The need is clear. There are millions of orphans worldwide. The command is clear. We, the church, are to care for orphans. What will our response be at CCMB?
Looking forward to what God does through the lives of those seeking after Him and pursuing "true religion"!