Yesterday, at Isaiah 58 Sunday, we had the opportunity to serve the needs of at-risk children here in the Houston Area. Members of Faith Family Fellowship joined together to build care packs and write notes of encouragement to the lives of young boys that have been scarred through abuse and neglect. 40 young lives were touched by the kindness and prayers of those that served.
The passage in Isaiah 58 is significant because it asks us to help those in need-to serve the orphan, the widow, the homeless. In fact it describes this as a fast, and recommends that just as often as we push back the plate, we ought to go and serve (Perhaps more). When I read scriptures like this I am constantly reminded by this thought of balance. We ought to not only minister to the physical but also to the spiritual. We want to impact the whole person with the life changing message of Jesus.
Jesus is passionate about people. He wants to meet the needs of the hungry, the homeless, and the sick. He asks us to be his hands and feet, and he has given us the privilege of serving others by feeding, clothing, and helping the needy. He has also given us the greatest privilege of sharing his love and the good news of the gospel of Christ. He has a plan for every person, a hope and a future that starts with that first introduction as Savior. He wants us to be well not just on the outside, but whole and complete on the inside as well. As I consider how he loves, the love that drove him to the cross. I can’t help but be in awe. I want to be passionate about what he is passionate about. People Really Do Matter! Their Eternity. Their Well Being. Can we be passionate about what he is passionate about?