TO THE BIBLE: John 14:18 AMP
“I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you.”
Before the Lord Jesus ascended into Heaven, He assured His disciples He wouldn’t leave them as orphans. In other words, He didn’t leave us fatherless or helpless: “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever” (John 14:16 KJV). The Greek rendering for the phrase “another Comforter” is “Allos Parakletos,” which means “another one of the same kind that’s called to go together with, and walk alongside.”
When a little child loses his father or mother, or worse, both parents, he’s like a wanderer in the desert, without a guide or helper. He’s as one lost at life’s sea, without anyone to ask for directions or to provide answers to life’s critical questions. He’s left comfortless.
This is why it’s so important that you learn to pray for little children, especially those bereft of their parents, and be willing to help them. You don’t have to be an orphan before you’re touched with the feeling of their infirmity. Become concerned enough to lend a helping hand. When you do, the Lord will reward you for your noble work. Remember He said: “…Whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward” (Matthew 10:42).
Dear Father, I rejoice in you for the opportunity to intercede and help children, especially the orphans. I pray that your comfort, grace, and wisdom mantle their hearts, and that they live out your dreams of a prosperous, victorious, glorious and excellent future that you’ve planned for them, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 14, Proverbs 3-4
Luke 19:41-48, 1 Samuel 18
Spend quality time praying for the needy children in your neighbourhood and in other places that you know.