By Lorie Newman
We live in a world with overwhelming humanitarian needs.
With so many hurting people, even within our own communities, does helping just one person really matter?
The answer is found in Matthew 25:40, where Jesus says, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.”
Helping one really does matter.
You can accept Jesus’ invitation to care for hurting and needy people right in your own community in practical, creative ways. Here are a few ideas:
Whether it’s across the street, across the church pew, or across town, all of us have the power to reach just one needy person in Jesus’ name.
Taken from A Cup Of Cold Water In His Name, © 2012 by Lorie Newman. Used by permission of Discovery House Publishers, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512. All rights reserved.
For more ideas of how you and your church can demonstrate God’s love in practical ways, check out the upcoming summer issue of On Mission magazine.
Lorie Newman is a speaker, author and busy homeschooling mother of seven children, including twins and two children who were internationally adopted—one from Haiti and one from Liberia. She is the founder of an orphan ministry that enables more than 250 impoverished African children to receive food, clothing and education. For more information on booking Lorie to speak at your church or event, visit her website at LorieNewman.com.
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