The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40
As you read this today, I will be off working at our church for our clothing closet for those in need. When my friend asked me if I thought it would be a good idea to do the clothing closet, I said, “YES”! Because we have been on the receiving end of this kind of blessing in the past.
In fact, my daughter would have had no school clothes this last year if it hadn’t been for a clothing closet this last summer in the next town over.
As we unpacked box after box and bag after bag of clothing that people donated tonight, I thanked God for the generous souls who gave. Because they didn’t just give their old yucky hand-me-downs. No, people donated more new and barely used clothes than I would have ever imagined.
Our tiny little town of 3,500 gave generously to help someone else. Someone they don’t know because they could.
Sometimes we just need someone to point us in the right direction; to provide the opportunity for us to give.
Today, I want to challenge you to think about how you can give back to your community. Could you organize a clothing drive and have a one day clothing closet event? What about collecting prom dresses and giving them to those in need during prom season? Or a food drive?
There are so many opportunities we might miss to bless someone else. How have you blessed your community? Please share your ideas in the comments! Your idea might spark someone else to act!
I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’