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Why Should I Help Them?

July 19, 2014

I’ve struggled to find words to put down lately. There is so much going on in the world that is just shocking. Rockets are being fired upon Israel who less than 75 years ago was being exterminated as a people. Now they are being told not to defend themselves by going after those who are firing the rockets. Insane. In the Ukraine it seems the Russians feel it’s okay to shoot down passenger, non-military planes. At our own southern border in the US, we have tens of thousands of people, mostly kids, coming here in the hopes of a promising future. We go on and on about how things seem to be deteriorating in this country. Despite all that, we’re still the place those who feel true oppression want to come to.

I read other blogs often, and I like to read comments after articles. Lately I have been reading so much hate that I just don’t feel like reading it anymore. People who say we shouldn’t feed or clothe kids who have come here illegally. You know what, if you don’t want to help, don’t! There are a million causes out there you can help, so if you have a problem with one, don’t support it. Bashing those who are showing compassion and love serves no purpose but a selfish, hateful pride I don’t want any part of.

I feel serving others and helping them is actually an act of service to our God. Whether someone belongs here or not isn’t up to me. The fact that they are here, if I can help, I think I should. I have absolutely no problem with people saying we should help our veterans or the homeless first, so long as they are doing that! In Matthew 25:45 Jesus says, “And He will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help Me.'” (NLT) 

The people you help, serve, or donate to may never be able to do anything in return. If that’s why you help them you will probably find yourself waiting forever for the return on your investment. I don’t want to find myself holding back on serving God by serving those in need. My last post about my foster brother Marvin, he’ll probably never be able to give me anything in return for the things I’ve given him and sent him. For me, it’s easy though. I can’t show Marvin the love of Jesus if I don’t share it with him. Keeping every penny for myself won’t be worth anything as far as eternity is concerned. I’ve already seen a return on my investment in the letters Marvin has written me. He is growing closer to God even while being in prison.

I won’t tell you who to help or serve. I would just say telling anyone else that they shouldn’t be helping someone in need is wrong! My church is about to have its now annual “Love Week,” and I can’t wait. They have all kinds of opportunities to help those in the greater Charlotte area through outreach partners. They have made it so easy to be able to be the hands and feet of Jesus, to be the Light of the world. If you care to check that out just go to http://www.elevationoutreach.com to learn more. If you have an opportunity to help someone in need, remember you are being given an opportunity to serve your Lord! If you’re one of those who is bashing certain people or organizations who are helping, stop, please!! We aren’t those people.

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2 Comments
  1. Marvin gave you an opportunity to step into the shoes of Jesus and serve others, which does more for your heart than money, words, or opportunity ever could, right?

  2. It sure does Trisha, thank you for saying that. I felt like I was ranting in this post, but that I had to say it.

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