God, Let Us Be the Body of Christ in Action!
American children who ‘age out’ of foster care or leave state’s custody at age 18 need to be helped years before they become adults. 71 percent of these young women will themselves be pregnant by age 21, often continuing the cycle of fatherless or parentless kids. Far too many of these young men will be incarcerated in our jails and prisons. Many of our societal problems can be positively influenced by providing for the needs of these children years before their tragic life outcomes become a burdensome reality for them and for our world.
It has been reported that if only 8 percent of those who call themselves Christians (2.1 billion people) were obedient in actively living out their religion, the 164.8 million orphans would be well cared for during their time of need. We are the Church. Let us repent, adopt orphans into the Family of God, and be obedient in faithful action.
In the United States alone, there are about 314,000 Protestant and other Bible-believing Christian ‘churches.’ If only half of these churches actively accepted The LUKEWARM Initiative’s challenge, more than one million orphans would be in Christian homes within only 7 years.
The LUKEWARM Initiative seeks to heal our land/country and world in Jesus’ name through love. It is possible to do these things in our current society only when we change our priorities into God’s priorities. Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14). All this is possible when we have a “childlike faith” (Matthew 18:3) and see ourselves not only as individuals, but as part of the Body of Christ, called by Jesus to love and care for “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40).