One of the most profound illustrations of the Gospel—from a human point of view—is the practice of fostering children (See Galatians 4:5, Romans 8:15 and Ephesians 1:5). It truly is a wonderful reflection of the love and generosity that God gives to us through Jesus and what the apostle James describes as being the essence of “true religion” (i.e. James 1:27).

In this podcast, I sit down with Mary Dickins, the founder of “Fostering Hope” in Tasmania to talk about the needs, challenges and most of all opportunities in extending this provision to others. 

Before you listen though, a word of warning. Watch out that the LORD doesn’t change your own life in amazing and powerful ways. For it is not without good reason that God describes Himself as, “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows” and also the One who “sets the lonely in families” (Psalm 68:5).

May He give us the grace to partner with Himself in caring for those who cannot care for themselves.