There are 3 people groups which we see in the Bible that God really seems to watch over: the alien, the orphan, and the widow.
“The Lord watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.” Psalm 146:9
“A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.” Psalm 68:5
As Christians, God would also call us to do what we can to help those who are widows and fatherless.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27
Religion that is pure and faultless to God, or to put it in the common vernacular, what God considers to be a true expression of our religion is to help after orphans and widows while they’re going through tough times and to keep oneself free from worldly pollutions.
Know any widows or orphans that need Christ’s love shown to them? Can you think of practical ways that you are able to help them?