Have you ever struggled to make a decision because you were worried about what other people might think about you?
Have you ever struggled to make a decision based upon your own preconceived notions of what something should look like or be?
Many of us have been raised to believe that Easter Sunday is the one Sunday a year that you purchase the best clothes you can find and wear them to church. It’s the day when people, who may have never been in a church building, will go to church and wear the best that they have.
What if our preconceived notions, of how we are supposed to dress on Easter Sunday, need to be redeemed for a bigger purpose?
There are at least 147 million orphans in the world. 4 out of 5 have been orphaned due to poverty. What if we could help do something about that?
Forget the Frock is a movement designed to help meet those needs.
By partnering with several ministries, Forget the Frock, is about raising awareness of the global orphan crisis and providing food, water, and medicine to orphans.
You may be asking, what do I do? How can I help? If you weren’t asking those questions then I hope you are now.
Here’s how it works. Go to www.forgetthefrock.org (They have a great video explaining the movement at little more) or find Forget the Frock on Facebook and order a t-shirt. Then wear that t-shirt on Easter Sunday morning. Forget the Frock’s preferred partner is an organization called Feeding the Orphans that provides food, water, and medicine to orphans in the nation of Ghana.
James 1:27 tells us “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (ESV).
My preconceived notions and my worry about what others might think have had to be thrown out the window. It has been difficult for me to say “I’m going to wear a t-shirt on Easter Sunday.” It may be difficult for you as well. But this is what I know, when I put on that t-shirt I can be assured that I have helped meet the needs of others whom I may never meet. The money, that I am called to be a steward of, has been used to provide food, water and medicine to someone in need of it.
I am personally excited that our church has decided to promote and participate in Forget the Frock this year. I know that not everyone will be on board with this decision and that is ok. I pray that some will see a bigger purpose to the clothes we buy and make a difference in the lives of orphans.
What about you? Are you willing to make a difference and Forget the Frock?