A different kind of heart then the ones we have been looking at this week is the Orphan Heart.
" A storm brewing in his orphan's heart, tears in his eyes, an unbearable pain effecting his tiny soul, he asked his foster parents - "Was I an unwanted child?"...….bio of Steve Jobs
An orphan heart has alienation in it's very core. That sense of alienation and abandonment unchecked may be the great precursor of suicide. In Canada, suicide among our youth is the fourth leading cause of death.
God the eternal Father offers His only Son, Jesus to heal the orphan's heart.
"I will give you a new heart and put a new Spirit in you. I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh." Ezekiel 36:26
My feet they are sore
And my limbs they are weary
Long is the way and the mountains are wild
Soon will the twilight
Close moonless and dreary
Over the the path of the orphan child
Yet distant and soft the night breeze is blowing
Clouds there are none
And clear skies beam mild
God in His mercy
Protection is showing
Comfort and hope
To the orphan child..
A Holy God bent down to me and fathered my orphan heart.
He whispered in my ear.
"I will not leave you as an orphan. I will come to you." Jesus, John 14
These are His instructions to me as he removed and healed my orphan heart:
"Speak up for those who can not speak for themselves
For the rights of all who are destitute." Proverbs 31:6
Jesus heals the orphan's heart.