I went back.
My heart still hurts.
I have so many questions.
Once again, I’m so overwhelmed with the need all around us.
But, God is good to give me little bites to chew on here and there.
Last week I pondered the fact that many of these people we see at the “soup kitchen” will not ever feel comfortable in a traditional church setting. I wondered about whether people needed “the church” or if they just needed Jesus.
Well, God showed me a little bit over the past week about this. And it involves me. And you.
The people that I saw again today need “the church.” Meaning, they need you and me. They need Jesus. But, since they will likely not ever set foot in my church building, they need me to take Jesus to them. (please don’t place blame on them for not coming into our churches…many times I, myself, don’t feel welcome and “pretty enough” to be at church, how can we blame them for not wanting to come?)
Jesus had a lot to say about this.
These are some words I have been pondering recently…
“…for I was hungry and you gave Me food.” Matt. 25:35
“But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.” Matt. 23:11
“the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Matt. 20:28
“…it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven…” Matt. 19:23
“Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men. They immediately left their nets and followed Him.” Matt. 4:19
“let your light so shine before men…” Matthew 5:16
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth…but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…” Matt. 6:19