No Orphans

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“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:18 NIV)

Did you know that we are in a very large family?

As a child I used to think how wonderful it would be to live in a very large family with lots of brothers and sisters. I unfortunately lived away from my 2 brothers, and wished many times that we would all be together someday.

The world we live in today has many people that feel isolated and many have the loneliness of literally having no family members. Maybe their parents have passed away, or maybe they were an only child. Perhaps they were raised in an Orphanage or they were in Foster Care and some how got stuck amidst all the red tape of being pushed from one family to another.

In the dictionary the word orphan means being without a mother or a father.

One thing that is so special about being a “God’s kid” is we always have a wonderful Heavenly Father that is always here for us and will never leave or forsake us.

Also no matter where we go we will run into brothers and sisters in our walk with the Lord. Whether it be in church, through the Internet, taking a stroll in the park, or sitting in the doctors office… we can always tell who they are. There’s something different about them that stands out that says… F-A-M-I-L-Y. You can see it in their smile and in their walk.

There are No Orphans with God. We are not alone friends. Look around and take someone’s hand. You might just be surprised. A bother or sister, an Aunt or Uncle just make take your hand and walk with you on your journey.

Pastor Nancy Dittert (Founder & Overseer of Fibro/Chronic Pain Support Ministry) lives in a berm home in Rural Central Iowa with her husband & soul mate Patrick, 5 cats and a Lab/ Sharpei dog. Nancy & Patrick are both pastors, retiring early because of illness. Nancy lives with Severe Fibromyalgia, Absence Seizures and Neuropathy, and her husband had a brain tumor that left him disabled. They are still actively involved as Christian freelance writers and work full time in Chronic Pain Ministry through the Internet and local Cable TV. Write Nancy at and visit her Chronic Pain Web Site at

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