It is well with the man who deals generously and lends;
who conducts his affairs with justice. For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD. His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries. He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.
There are so many opportunities right now for the church body to give and help others! We have had so many natural disasters in the last year where millions of people and businesses have been left destitute with everything around them destroyed by earthquakes, tornados and floods! There are always starving people in other countries and we have homeless people in all of our cities across the U.S. There are single parents, widows and children who are fatherless that could use a helping hand as well. There’s just no excuse for those who can help to be found selfish.
When God gives us opportunity and resources it is our responsibility to help. Sometimes we cannot help financially but we can help in other ways. We can bless the elderly by visiting them, we can help the single parent by volunteering to watch their children for a few hours so they can have a break or maybe give up going out for lunch on Sunday and give them the money to treat themselves! We can organize groups to go from our churches to help in places like Joplin MO where they are still hurting and trying to rebuild. Help organize missions trips either in the U.S. or to another country!
It is easy to get caught up in our own woes but stop for a moment and think about how bad your woes are compared to someone who just lost everything. Take a look around and see where you can be a blessing and you will be amazed at how blessed you feel!
“We can do no great things – only small things with great love.” Mother Teresa