My Grandma was a young widow – she was in her 50’s when my Grandpa died. Though she never remarried and lived alone, my Grandma was very involved in her church, and there were several families who took very good care of her. I never appreciated it at the time, but as I get older, I can see just how valuable it was in her life to have those people who invested in her and made sure that her needs were being met and that her bills were being paid. Eventually we moved my Grandma so that she was in the same town as we were, but before that, those other people played a vital role in her life. The truth is, widows and orphans are people who can’t always fend for themselves; they need people within the church who are willing to help care for them. A large part of putting faith into action is seeing the needs of people like my Grandma and doing what we can to care for others. Is there a way you can reach out to widows and orphans in your community?
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.