James 1:27

Caring and Sharing

Multitudes of children around the world are left with no parental figure to provide or care for them.  It is the great blessing of God’s people to recognize the needs of these children and share of their blessings.  We often continue our spiritual exercises but only for selfish reasons.  As scriptures instruct, it is the great challenge and opportunity of believers to be the hand of God to share, provide, and care for the needy and abandoned children of the world.

The great joy of investing in a life of neglect and poverty is available to all who will share.  Instead of spending excessive funds on things we do not really need, it is our great challenge to open our eyes and hands to the multitudes of needy children here and around the world.

Jesus said “let the children come to me” which reminds us of the importance and value of a child.  It is a great blessing to be a part of a lonely and rejected child that sees nothing but poverty and despair.  We must be careful not to miss out on the great joy of investing in others. Many a child awaits the nourishment of a caring and sensitive person.

“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”  James 1:27

Helping Those in Need

Charity and her friends send a message of “Thanks” from Zambia for the gift of a new well and clean water.

This is another reminder that investing and caring for those in need brings great joy to all involved.  However as one hurries from one project to another, there seldom is time to invest in those who have a need. 

We are reminded in Scripture that Jesus took time for the needy, physically impaired, lonely, and spiritually empty people as He listened to their requests and became involved in their lives.

Proverbs 11:25 and 19:17 teach us that God is taking note of all who care for those in need.  A great joy comes to the soul when we are used by God to touch a life in the time of need.

As we move quickly through another day, let’s be alert and willing to be God’s messenger of mercy and love to those in need.