Advent Devotionals: Sunday, November 30

Marie Case Crain

Sunday, First Week of Advent: Hope                 
November 30, 2014
Light the Candle of Hope

“When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up” 
Psalms 27:10 KJV
While reading the book “Orphan Train West” by Jane Peart, my heart remembered how the children felt when they were placed on view within churches, hoping to find homes where they truly belonged.  Most of the more than 100,000 children were not orphans but were abandoned, transported across the country by train from 1890 until 1939.  Children transferred from temporary to permanent, to no father, no mother, no home, they had nothing left but hope.