It’s difficult to believe that the year is almost over and we are still dealing with the pandemic that first came to light at the start of 2020.
It has become a multi-fasceted issue that is now part of the ideological divide we continue to experience in this country and in many other parts of the world. One thing I think we can all agree on is that the pandemic and it’s effects have led to an increase in the need for food and other items to help people make ends meet. No matter where we stand on the ideological spectrum, we must always be conscious of God’s command to help others in need. Why should we take from our own store of resources and give to those who have less? Because of what God did and continues to do for us. He sacrificed His only Son so that our sins can be forgiven, He assured us eternal life and provides for us simply out of His love for us and not because we deserve or earned it. Remembering these things fills us with gratitude which fuels our obedience to Him.
These are big things! Most of us will never be asked to sacrifice our children, but small things matter too. Things like donating food to your local food pantry or volunteering there or carrying basic items like socks, underwear, sanitizing wipes, packaged snacks, etc in you car to hand out as you encounter people in need, are all small gestures that matter greatly to those who you serve and Honor God.
It all starts with remembering what God did and does for us.
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