Daily our new media tells stories of people who are marching, kneeling, and shouting. Protesters and counter-protesters, each seeking to champion their own causes. I wonder how much more would get done if those who take to the streets in protest, instead, invested the same time and energy lending a helping hand.
In Matthew 25 Jesus talks about separating the sheep from the goats at the time of judgement. The separation takes place based not upon what a man said, but upon what he did. The ones who are blessed are the ones who gave food to the hungry, drink to the thirsty, clothes to the naked, and visited the ones who were sick or in prison.
When Jesus sought to save the world He didn’t just preach a sermon in heaven, or hold up a placard, but He came to this earth, lived among us, touched the leper, the blind, and the lame. He fed the hungry an comforted the distraught. “And let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap if we do ot lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all…” Galatians 6:9,10.
Jesus calls us to follow His example. Our world is in desperate need to see the love of Jesus through the loving and caring acts of His people. May we be the hands and feet of Jesus today.
Mike Edge, President