Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. – Psalm 27:10
A few days ago, I posted a pic of my parents and my wife’s parents joining us for lunch. We are so thankful that we have been blessed with parents who fear the Lord and who also happen to all be friends from college.
This verse contains a promise that even if our parents reject us or fail us, we have a loving Father who will receive us. This promise is for me, but it is also a challenge to the church that biological family ties are not as strong as the connection that we, who have been received by the Lord, have together. The orphan, whether they literally have lost both parents or if they are orphaned by the failures of their bio-family, is now given a place in the family of God.