We are reading through James in family worship, and read this the other day:

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.    James 1:27

The little kids are 4 and 7. It made me sad to define “widow” and “orphan.”

“An orphan is someone who doesn’t have a mommy or a daddy.”

“So, Grandma is a widow and you are an orphan?” A7 asked Hubby.

“Yes, Grandma is a widow, but I’m only half orphan — and usually orphan refers to a child. When the Bible talks about widows and orphans, it is talking about the most vulnerable people.”

We took turns as we closed in prayer.

H4 prayed for orphans. “Please, God, help the children with no mommies or daddies. Please let them have big brothers to take care of them.”

So thankful that God gave my little girl big brothers to take care of her.