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,