When we see a Mother that is housing little ones this size (When your heart began beating, you were so small you would have fit on your mother or dad’s fingernail-with room to spare!) and trying to decide if they would like to spend a few more months of their lives giving the child or children a home; be a help.
Volunteer to pack a shoe boxes for ‘a child’ to be delivered to children all over the world by the Franklin Graham Samaritan Purse ministry. Many times children without a Mother or Father or even dying from AIDS and many other very dire situations will receive your box of joy and healing. Be a help.
When I think on these children I am moved to help. When I see a child yet unborn and may not have the opportunity to be born, I am moved to want to help. Yet, to be very honest when I see the many painful situations of children without help from the adults of the world including church and myself, I freeze. Yes, freeze, pain, sorrow, the job to big for me. Many times I have and still do nothing. Not even a sentence prayer. Why, maybe I am frozen! Or, maybe I am lukewarm toward God. Rev. 3:15 reminds me that God would rather I be hot or cold but not Lukewarm. He spits me out of His mouth if I am lukewarm. If we are burning with the Spirit of God to help children without help around the world as well as any other passion God lays upon our hearts to help we will be HOT. If we freeze and do a little something we will be COLD! But, see, hear and do nothing is Lukewarm. Be a help.
I hope as I share truths of my own thoughts and actions with you I will thaw a little and then a little more and began to do more. How about you? Let’s be a help!
Taken from Sara’s comments on “You are God’s Masterpiece,” www.thedailylily.org
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We will continue to solicit and seek wonderful little treasures to put in these boxes for the children of the world. These boxes are little emissaries to the far-flung 4 corners of the earth, touching the third world next generation for Jesus Christ.
Once we went to India but now we send gifts and prayers and news of Jesus Christ’s love to many, many nations, many, many tongues, and tribes and peoples and populations just like the Bible prophesies.
What an honor to help the little children of the world come to Jesus. Some day soon they will be the adults in their nations who will abe in charge of governments and agencies and policies and educational systems. Oh that they might know Jesus Christ!!!!!
In being a help to bring joy and healing, it is amazing we receive the same. My mom use to say if you are depressed, down, and out give, give what you have – time and gift and you will be blessed. In this economy many think that is the last thing they can do when it is the first thing and a way to your healing and the person who receives healing.
May these children be blessed by the thawing of our hearts to the dance and excitement of giving so these little ones will dance for joy before God even though we may not get to see. We just know they will and may we be a help.
And, it just may ring true that if we give and do to help the poor and needy before we are ‘down and out’, maybe we won’t become ‘down and out’.
Lord, help us to not be “frozen or lukewarm”. People need You. They need to know about You and Your love for them. We MUST do our part. Please bless these little children, who will receive these Christmas boxes. I pray that You soften their hearts, toward Your Spirit.
Acts 20:35 encourages us to help and give to others that are too weak or not in a position to help themselves and says that is is a blessing to do so:
“”In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”
Today Prince Charles will meet with the Pope….”This, Charles’s first meeting with the Pontiff, will have added interest. Several years ago, the Prince expressed concern about the position of the Roman Catholic Church on population matters. The Vatican is opposed to contraception.”
Anne, thank you for this news update. These are very controversial issues we are dealing with as many of us know from our very strong feelings. I am so happy when we can have open forums on these issues, from contraception to abortion to life and death.
When we think, speak and act on spiritual, moral and legal laws it makes me pause and think just how diverse and different we really are. Needles wrote a blog on Spiritual Temperature with help on how to be active in issues of life such as these.
I pray for peace on earth, love to all and good thoughts and blessings for all.