Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Today, I want to make the blog about the unfortunate people in our society. As you know, this Christmas more than any other in my lifetime, our nation is running over with weeping citizens. Every day, I see more and more people gasping for air under the weight of financial oppression. For some reason, my compassion is off the charts so much more than usual this Christmas… and I just know that we can make a difference one family at a time.
Yeah, there are some cruel people out there in our society who scorn at the thought of reaching down a helping hand. I have heard my share of scornful comments throughout the years. Whenever we do our homeless outreaches, there are always those heartless souls who herald out the common phrase, “I don’t give to the poor… because they are just going to use it to buy alcohol or drugs.”
The only reason people think like this, is because they have never walked in the shoes of a homeless person. I believe that Compassion is the ability to experience life through other peoples eyes… to be able to FEEL their pain… so much of their pain that it BREAKS OUR HEART TO PIECES! Sure, quite a few of these unfortunate folks are in their predicaments because of poor decisions. Yet, we must always remember that each of us are just a few poor decisions away from their same demise.
Isaiah 58:7,9-11 says this: “I want you to share your food with the hungry and to welcome poor wanderers into your homes. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from your relatives who need your help… Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out of darkness and the darkness around you will be as bright as day!”
Notice that helping the helpless is a very big key to our own personal wellness. There is a distinguishable blessing promised for all who look after the unfortunate people of their societies. So, this Christmas… this WEEK, look around and find a few people you and your family can reach with Gods love! Consider doing something over the top to say, “God cares and we care!” Be discrete off course, not announcing your gifts with trumpets… protect the pride of a father and mother in front of their children. Give the gift they really NEED… whether its food… or presents for a parent to give their toddlers… or a drivable car. Do the best you can, and watch how this enhances your Christmas! If you want to give through our ministry, call the office at 540-337-2216 and we will bless a family in your honor!
Have another amazing day! You guys are a city set up on a hill for all the world to see! Leave your comments… see you tomorrow morning!