03 Nov Serve the Vulnerable to Bless and to be Blessed
It is much easier to show kindness to someone in need when we are looking at them at eye level rather than looking down on them, as though we might be better or more deserving than they. Each of us deserves God’s wrath, but Jesus paid our debt. Now, out of gratitude, we can serve the world around us in hopes that they will receive a blessing. Our hope is that they might experience the love of Christ.
The Sharing Shed is a great opportunity for us to serve those in need. The Sharing Shed has been serving our community for many years. Today several churches and agencies team up to provide furniture, beds, kitchen items, linens and more to those in our community who are in need. Many people we serve are coming out of very difficult seasons, some have even been homeless, and we are privileged to provide necessary items to help them get back into a home. We have seen parents reunited with children by providing beds and dressers for children to use. The Shed is following the call that Jesus gave to believers. When they are cold, give them a coat.
Get involved. Love well. Serve well. See if you are not blessed in doing so.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’”
Matthew 25:35-40 ESV