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Psalm 27:14 Though my father and my mother forsake me, the LORD will sustain me.
That story reminded me of another family I knew whose neighbor had escaped Vietnam after the war. After several years, the neighbor’s wife died, leaving him with six children. The man tried to raise them, but one day, my friends answered the door to find six children at their doorstep. The children explained that the father had made them leave, and they had nowhere to go. My friends welcomed them in and soon adopted them; the way my friend told the story, they didn’t even discuss it much.
God sustains forsaken children in mysterious and miraculous ways.