A Father's LoveRich Stigall
This time of year we strive for words to express our appreciation for our fathers. My mind fills with memories of fishing, canoeing; Dad leading a project or another engaged father at a sporting event. As I got older, Dad was open to share his resources, relationships, and knowledge when and where needed. A Father’s Love – Active. Leading. Engaged. Open.
Psalm 68:5 describes God as a Father to the Fatherless, but what does that look like? Sometimes it looks like Chris and Kelly Wilson, a married couple from the Chicago area. Chris started a niche business fifteen years ago. They went to Haiti last July and had their hearts pierced by God’s children; but how to help? They could write a big check. That would be good, but maybe they were being asked to do more? YES!
The Wilsons started their own ministry – An Orphan’s Prayer to give a voice to the voiceless. They engaged their personal network to build a village for orphaned and abandoned children. Brand new is nice. We all love that new car smell, but this isn’t about cars. It’s about kids. A few GO Project villages, like LaHatte in southern Haiti, aren’t sponsored. Located in rural areas, they get fewer visits; fewer people praying for them, but what is their prayer? The love of the Father – active, engaged, leading, open – the love Chris and Kelly Wilson and An Orphan’s Prayer now give these 62 fantastic children in La Hatte.
This Father’s Day, we celebrate our dads! We also celebrate all of you who accept the invitation into our Father’s work of expressing His active, leading, engaged, open love to His children. Happy Father’s Day!