before moving on in my blog to things of december, i simply want to use today’s post to remind you again of our november emphasis on caring for the least of these…
if you haven’t read the past two blogs, i invite you to do so now. if you have, but have forgotten, a re-read is in order. they both apply to this coming sunday, as we focus both on prayer and on caring for the needs of the world’s least of these….
on sunday, we will pray. a lot. and we will receive your generous gifts to care for those who are poor or homeless or unsure of what the next day will bring. today, i ask only that you prayerfully consider how you can help. i know things are tight for us all. but for many, they are even tighter.
share your food with the hungry,
and give shelter to the homeless.
give clothes to those who need them,
and do not hide from relatives who need your help.
“then your salvation will come like the dawn,
and your wounds will quickly heal.
your godliness will lead you forward,
and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind.
then when you call, the Lord will answer.
‘yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply.
feed the hungry,
and help those in trouble.
then your light will shine out from the darkness,
and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.
the Lord will guide you continually,
giving you water when you are dry
and restoring your strength.
you will be like a well-watered garden,
like an ever-flowing spring. (isaiah 58.7-11)
the christian life isn’t always easy, but it’s not rocket science…