Did you see that person sitting on the street while you were shopping? Did you wonder who he is or where he came from? Should you take a chance that he needed someone and that someone might be you?
In cold climates, the heat may be off in the homes of many children and their families. Could you see that the heat is turned on ?
Can you take food to the food pantries…or serve in a soup kitchen? Reach out this Christmas. Count your blessings and be generous.
Show God’s love to the least of society’s down and out people. Maybe their decisions have put them in the place they are in…or maybe it had nothing to do with their decisions. So many have lost jobs this year. They have families to support and there may not be much hope in finding another place to work. So many reasons…so many heartaches. Those with addictions need to be shown a place where they can get help. Will you walk by or reach out to offer that information or a resource…a place to rescue a life?
You can be God’s messenger of hope…of promise of newness of life. Reach out. Be HIS hands. Open your heart to the least of these.
Footnote: After posting this blog, I received a comment from a reader in Ukraine that touched my heart. He wrote: “Recently I bought dry socks to give to a sick street man in Ukraine. He asked me for bread, so I bought him a loaf of bread too and when I returned I placed my hand upon his hooded head and prayed for him. I prayed in English and know he didn’t understand a thing, but Jesus heard my prayer and that is all that mattered.”
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