In reply [John the Baptist] said to them, “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.” Luke 3:11
Brrrr! It’s cold!
Just looking out my office window it is easy to see there is great need. With most of the nation caught in an icy grip, many who have little are struggling to keep warm. As temperatures plunge throughout most of our nation, the ones who feel it most are the homeless, the poor and hungry. Please remember those who have little warm clothing. Look into your closets and see what you can give. Look into your hearts and share the warmth of Christian love with those in need.
Come Holy Spirit; kindle in us the fire of your love!
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It is hard enough to deal with the cold when we have the coats, mittens, etc, insulation and furnaces that are meant to deal with it, but I can’t imagine how challenging it must be in the south. BTW, those made-in-developing-country mittens and gloves are NOT warm enough for winter weather. And they sell them up here too.
We had a couple stop by the church on Tuesday that said they were living under an interstate overpass. I was not in the office and I haven’t since been able to find them, but I was glad to hear that they were given warm coats, sweatshirts, blankets, food and a bit of money so they could get a hot meal.
It’s always difficult when we help such people, mostly because our efforts never seem to measure up to their needs. There is always someone who says we could have done this or we could have done that. Truth is, we can’t do everything for everybody, so we do the best we can with what we have.
Still, each night as I sink into a warm bed, I remember those who come to the church for help, and I pray that our gift might provide some comfort.