Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Throne Trip Tuesdays - Help Your Neighbor


On its nightly newscast, one of the three major television networks invited viewers to write the network with examples of people helping people during the difficult economic times of 2009—and they received far more examples than they could ever broadcast.

If you knocked on the doors of all the homes in your neighborhood you would likely find a high percentage of families or individuals who have been hurt by the economic recession. Perhaps unemployment, defaulting on a mortgage, loss of life savings or other funds, unpaid medical bills, retirees having to return to the workforce—the economic downtown has touched almost everyone. What a marvelous opportunity to manifest the love and compassion of God with those who need it most! In His ministry Jesus reached out to everyone and He wants us to do the same.

Sow the seed of service in your neighborhood. Even if you have been hit hard by the current recession you can still offer a word of encouragement or a helping hand to those in need. And perhaps share the love of Christ if they ask you "Why?" 

If you want your neighbor to know what Christ will do for him, let your neighbor see what Christ has done for you.  Henry Ward Beecher

Peace and Joy,
Susan

1 John 3:17 (NIV) If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?

5 comments:

~*Michelle*~ said...

what a beautiful reminder that God is with us always.....He is the One who is sustaining us all in these shaky times. If we keep our feet (faith/trust) firmly planted on Him, we will not fall.

Mildred said...

For all the terrible news we hear, it is refreshing to see God's people helping one another. Wishing you a great day Susan.

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Amen Susan. What a great post! Happy Tuesday.

gigi said...

Wonderful words of wisdom today.

Heart2Heart said...

Susan,

Truer words could not have been spoken to my heart today. If only people would step outside their homes and meet their neighbors.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat