DAY 38: Homeless in Our Community
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement. He encourages us in every trouble, so that we may be able to encourage those who are in any trouble, through the very encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged by God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Jesus said the poor would always be with us, but what are we to do? We care, we share, and we encourage. Jesus told us that as we care for those in times of need and trouble, we demonstrate love for Him. This means so much more than just throwing money at an uncomfortable problem. Behind the problem is a person that needs love and connection and encouragement. We have all been down at some point in our lives. May we be a people who show the same love and encouragement that we ourselves have been shown.
Father God, this world is a difficult place. Thank you for your Son, Jesus, who was the perfect example of showing love and encouragement. Help us to have compassion like you, and to share your comfort and encouragement with those who have no place to lay their head. May we glorify Your Name by loving humankind well. In the Holy Name of Yeshua we pray, Amen!