Why should Christians give to help orphans?

   Some good reasons NOT to give to orphan ministries:

  • Because you saw a video of sad and hungry children and felt sorry for them;
  • Because you feel guilty since you have so many blessings;
  • Because you have thoroughly analyzed the work of the ministry and feel that your donation will help carry out the work of the ministry;
  • Because you always wished that you had another child.
   Perhaps there are some good intentions and thoughts woven into the reasons listed above, but I would like to suggest that the main reason Christians should give to help orphans is:  because God commands it!
   God's word, in Deuteronomy 24:19:  “When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands."
   In today's world, not many of us have fields to harvest, but we do have income (the field) and what we forget (our spare change and frivolous spending).
   Most of us would very much welcome God blessing all the works of our hands (everything we do) in 2012.  Don't give to get the blessing... that doesn't work.  Give because God commanded that we do so!

Big Family Mission ministers to orphans with disabilities in Belarus