Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.” (Psalm 68:5, ESV)

We would do well to absorb these words from David here.  We are apt to think that an orphan has no father and that widows are alone in the world and unprotected from harm and injustice.  Quite the opposite says David, God is the Father of the fatherless and God is the one who protects widows.

One might properly conclude that, of all people on earth, the ones we least want to get on the wrong side of are orphans and widows.  Do you want to be opposing God?  I certainly do not.

At the end of history, God the great Father of widows and orphans will make all things good, right, and just.  He will implement shalom for his children, for the widows and orphans whom everyone assumed had no father.  That will be a day of reckoning the likes of which we cannot imagine.

“To this day and for ever, God is, and will be, the peculiar guardian of the defenceless. He is the President of Orphanages, the Protector of Widows. He is so glorious that he rides on the heavens, but so compassionate that he remembers the poor of the earth. How zealously ought his church to cherish those who are here marked out as Jehovah’s especial charge. Does he not here in effect say, “Feed my lambs”? Blessed duty, it shall be our privilege to make this one of our life’s dearest objects.” – Charles Spurgeon