A few weeks ago, the children of our church had their summer vacation Bible school. Keri, the director of the Bible school, challenged the children to bring in food for the church food pantry ministry.
The children accepted the challenge, and brought in 161 food items. They were thrilled and very excited they had a part in sharing with and helping people in their time of need. They reminded all of us that the more you give to others the greater your joy.
Acts 20:35 reads, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” I was raised in a home where we were taught to share what we had with others. My parents always did their best with what they had to make sure our needs were met. They taught us that it was more blessed to give than to receive.
My wife and I have continued the teaching given to us by both of our families, and handed it down to our children. Our children are now handing it down to our grandchildren and they are passing it on to their children.
It’s thrilling to see our children and grandchildren involving themselves in helping those in need.
I gave a beggar from my little store
Of well-earned gold. He spent the shining ore
And came again, and yet again, still cold
And hungry, as before.
I gave a thought, and through that thought of mine
He found himself, the man, supreme, divine!
Fed, clothed, and crowned with blessings manifold.
And now he begs no more.
The next time you see or hear of a person in need, do your best to help accommodate the need of that person. You will be surprised at the blessing you will receive.
“One act of charity will us more of the love of God than a thousand sermons” (Anonymous).
Our world is in need of people with a heart of love and benevolence. Let us all join together and lend a helping hand to those around us. You can make someone’s day today.
THINK ABOUT IT!