Jesus' word is so appropriate for today, for all of us who call on the name of the Lord. Our neighbors, friends, people we don't know have experienced the unthinkable, many have lost their homes, their possessions and some even love ones.
Continue to pray for them, pray for your response, and then reach out in Christian love and help because that's what Jesus would have us do.
’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, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Matt. 25:35-36
Ever notice how we often seem to want more. More memory for the computer, more legroom, more time, more choices, more and bigger.
While there are people who simply would like some...some to eat, some water to drink. When we sit down for a meal, 'whose going to say grace"? It is a time, and very appropriate, to offer thanks to God for his blessings.
Grace is undeserved but a gift of God's love for which we thank and praise Him. Saying grace is really acknowledging we are so blessed by God.
"I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds" Ps.9:1.
"The mountains may move, and the hills may shake, but my kindness will never depart from you. My promise of peace will never change,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you." Is. 54:10 (God's Word version).
Think about this verse for a few moments. Even if things crumble around you God's promise of love and compassion is sure and certain and will never change.
Things can and do change, people can and do change. But dear friends the unchanging constant in our life is God, lovingly walking beside us to reassure us and guide us through all of life's challenges and changes.
We may be riding the crest of some really good times and things just couldn't be a lot better. Praise God for those moments, those times. God is good.
Friends or family members may not be riding that same crest. They may be struggling with something or someone that is darkening their day. God would have us step in and step up for them in some way.
Maybe a hug, maybe let them know of your concern for them and help bear the burden..." Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." Gal. 6:2."So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith." Gal. 6:10.
Hmm, who knows, maybe tomorrow it could be us who needs that hug or someone to come alongside us to help us bear the burden. That's what Jesus would do.