An American Foster Father and a blind Moroccan Orphan

This article appeared in the Daily SouthTown yesterday. I found it fascinating because it perfectly captured the points of what we teach here at 113 Restoration, namely, the power and responsibility of the father to care for his family, and those he is directly responsible for, as well as how YHVH is the judge of widows and orphans. Beyond this, He commands us not to put a stumbling block in front of the blind.

He executes justice for the orphan and the widow

Deuteronomy 10:18a

Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper.

Job 29:12

You shall not curse a deaf man, nor place a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall revere your God; I am the Lord.

Leviticus 19:14

The original article can be found at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-morocco-blind-student-fulbright-20200228-czfvsjwzh5ghtdruigggso4mkq-story.html

A Moroccan orphan finds the American Dream is also accessible

By ITTO OUTINI | CHICAGO TRIBUNE | FEB 28, 2020 | 2:32 PM

Itto Outini stands in the Bell Engineering Center at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
Itto Outini stands in the Bell Engineering Center at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. (Wendy Echeverria)

Prophecy blindness?

Kelly and I are back in the Land, aka Israel, for the next three glorious weeks. We are blessed to have the opportunity to lead the Ani Yosef Sukkot trip and to attend a couple small conferences concerning the restoration of Israel.

After a late start this morning due to little sleep while traveling we headed out for a several hour hike out of the moshav and through a part of the Hakedoshim Forest. The ‘Forest of the Holy Ones.’

We walked and talked. Stopped a couple places to pray and simply drink in the beauty.

As we talked, she mentioned, “I look forward to the day when everything is green again.”

I said, “It is green! Everywhere.”

“I’m not color-blind,” she immediately responded.

“I understand what you are saying, dear, but I already see it as green.” Then it hit me. I pondered and as we kept walking, I said, “I think often we are prophecy-blind like being color-blind. We don’t see things by faith as if they already are!”

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