Friends who battle forest fires tell me it never gets worse than when fire takes flight. Of course, a firefighter’s heart starts pounding anytime wind gets blowing behind a fire. But when burning particles start soaring and setting new blazes hundreds of yards beyond the fireline, there’s not much to do but get out of the way. The mountain is going to burn.
In the forest, this kind of conflagration is tragedy. But when the Church is lit up by a blaze like this, it’s magnificent. And the truth is, from what I see and hear from Christians around the country, that’s just what is happening. In big cities and small towns and everything in between, hearts are sparking with God’s call to defend the cause of the fatherless, lighting up with desire to make the Gospel visible in loving service to the orphan.
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