|My grandson Nathan when he was hospitalized last spring.|
By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another. John 13:35
I had been asking myself some questions. How do I touch the indifference?
How do I touch the unbelief that I sense around me every day?
How do I make a difference for the Kingdom of God?
Then I read John 13:35. I felt God was reminding me of Christ's command to love.
By loving others, I demonstrate the love of Christ to the world. As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, I am empowered to do that by the Holy Spirit who lives in me. My realm of influence is my little world--those people I come into contact with as I go about my life every day. Through reading the Word of God in the Scriptures, I felt He was giving me more understanding regarding my questions.
Then that last night I received the monthly newsletter from "Living Hope Pregnancy Support Services" in Whiteville, N.C. This ministry opens its doors to the community, providing counseling as well as practical and material assistance to those who come through their door.
Janet McPherson, the Director of the center, wrote,
"There are many hurting people and extremely limited resources in our community. Sometimes there is little that we can do aside from giving a Bible, providing a listening ear, and praying. As Mother Teresa once said, 'We can do no great things, only small things with great love.'"
Again, God spoke to my heart through her words. As those kind volunteers listen to each person's story, they touch the indifference. As they wipe each tear and hold each hand, they touch the hurt. As they give out baby clothing, car seats, and so much more, they touch the unbelief. They are manifesting the love of God.
And this is how the world comes to know Him. By the love that Christians demonstrate to others. That's how we promote the gospel of Christ in the world. That's how we touch the indifference and the unbelief. By providing hope to one heart at a time.
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40
May God bless you today. You make a difference in your world. Thank you for visiting Write Moments with God. I appreciate you so much.
( And a special note to those of you who read this blog regularly, I hope you don't mind that I've used a meditation from the fall. Expect something new on Thursday.)
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