“When we were on the outside without hope and home, Jesus brought us into his family (Ephesians 2:12-13, 19). What Jesus did for us is the Gospel.
Today there are millions of orphans in the world without hope and home. When we give orphans hope, when we bring orphans into our families, we reenact the Gospel.
When a church provides hope and homes to children lost in the foster care system, it reenacts the Gospel.
When churches create partnerships with other churches around the world in order to care for orphans, the Gospel is reenacted many times over before a watching world.
Orphan care is Gospel reenactment.” (Source: Dan Cruver, 2009)
12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. (Eph 2:11-13 NASB)