Over the last few days I have had the opportunity to talk much about my passion to help homeless friends. I mean this is something that I share often, but it seems that the conversations are happening more often.
It is our job as Christians and as churches to serve those who are hurting in our community. To leave this work to others and walk on by is to miss the blessing or serving and maybe even to not obey what God called us to do.
God has prodded us to take a step to make a difference. Here is some of what He said:
Matthew 25:34-40 NASB
“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
Several things in that passage that mean the world to me and comes from the heart of our God. He said that when we serve people that we are really serving God. That is a big deal. That is what we are called to do.
Do something. Step up to serve. Share Jesus.
Want to help us serve homeless friends in our community. It costs us $25 plus tax to help a homeless person stay in a local hotel and off the street for one night. You can bring your gift by or mail it to The Community Fellowship (PO Box 388 Collinsville, VA 24078), or you can give online at THIS LINK and choose The Community Dream Center.
Thank you for stepping up. Do something today to make a difference and to serve God!