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  • Writer's pictureDaryl Hersom, Samaritan Inn Assistant Director

“Standing in the Gap” with Families Who Serve

/void/: Noun 1. a completely empty space.

You might ask yourself, “What does this have to do with the Samaritan Inn and the families that live there?” You see, we have a bit of a void ourselves, and it threatens to cause a separation between our families and God. Just as a void, by definition, is a completely empty space, in most of our families at the Samaritan Inn, the role of father is missing and so are examples of the biblical family unit. This void has been shown to affect our entire belief system by creating a gap between what God says, and what we believe based on what we see.

Here is where you can help!

A pessimist would list the odds stacked against our families, like the links between missing dads and atheism, broken homes and poverty, violence and education levels, incomes and incarceration, etc. While all of that maybe true, Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

And we are praying you and your families will come!

Simply by being here you can set the example, sometimes the only example, of what a biblical family is. Helping children believe in a good father helps them believe in a good God. Loving husbands help single mothers believe again in love that they may have never experienced themselves. All of this can be achieved simply through observation. By setting an example your family can create a belief that the biblical family exists and narrow the gap between what is seen in Scripture and experienced in life. Effectively answering the prayer, “Help me with my unbelief.” This maybe the first step to igniting a hunger and thirst for the biblical family unit and it’s God given roles, and the only thing missing is you!

“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before me…” Ezekiel 22:30a.

What do you say, can we count on you to stand in the gap and intercede for these families?

To sign up today to be one of our Families Who Serve or for more information, you can email or call 352-464-6382. Thank you in advance for making a difference in the lives of others.

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