When someone in the community loses a home due to fire, everyone gathers around – collecting clothes and shoes, furniture, and food. I saw someone sitting on the side of the road in the past week, holding a cardboard sign – they were asking for food or money. And while a meal may fill them for a day – they will be hungry again tomorrow. And though someone may need clothes that fit right now – the odds are, they won’t fit a year from now. You see – these things are temporary. They only last for a while for people only need them for a while.
What people really need is Jesus! “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (John 1:14) While we may be quick to take care of a person’s physical needs, how much more important are their spiritual needs. For we know that “heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” As we are “going into all the world, we are to teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.” (Matthew 28:20)
Are you guilty of placing more importance on the things that in the long run really aren’t that important? Who have you shared the “good news” with lately? Yes, the grass withers, the flowers fade, but the Word of our God shall stand forever.” (Isaiah 40:8) Are you willing to give people what they really need? God Bless, Courtney