I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live.
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I have personally experience it and I have seen it on the faces of many people. It is that moment after their last living parent dies when they realize they are now orphans. Orphanhood is not something reserved for childhood. It comes at any age. As adults beyond the grief of the loss of a loved one, it should not effect our daily lives - the loss of parents will not likely leave us homeless or economically at risk, but it is a relationship void that no one can fill. To become an orphan, no matter the age, is to feel thunder in one's soul. Jesus knows the power of that thunder and choose to live by Holy Spirit in us and through us so that the thunder will not shake us from the resolve to take another breath.
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Come quickly, Lord, and surround and fill all orphans everywhere. Amen.