Saturday, September 10, 2011

Faith in Action Pt.4: Stand Up For Those Who Can't

"Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed." Psalm 82:3

Millions of children around the world live without any adult care. Many have been orphaned; others abandoned or sold; some abducted and abused. All desperately need to be connected to even just one person who can ensure their basic needs are met and remind them that they are loved. They also need advocates who will speak on their behalf, maintain their rights, and protect them from exploitation and oppression.

Jesus identified himself with the lowest of the low in society (Check out Matthew 25:40). "Whatever you did for one of the least of did for me." Think about that the next time you come across someone who you wouldn't even think about extending your hand to. See the face of Jesus in them.

As you put your faith into action  your own life will be transformed. I promise you! Seeing hope is seeing Jesus. The wonderful irony of Christ's words just leaves me in awe: "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35).

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