Do it for Jesus. People may forget your labor of love, God does not. It’s not primarily about people, it’s about God. 🕊
I recall a man on the streets we served, loved, prayed for, helped and God blessed him to get off the street, have housing, and a job. He was praising God and thanking me for help. A year or so passed by and one day I was out making rounds and saw him again. He cursed me for not having money to give him. He was hateful and unkind. I left him there and for a split second thought, “Why am I out here in sweltering heat (it was HOT), by myself, loaded down with supplies (I had ~20 pounds of supplies on my back), giving up my Saturday for this?” Then I remembered who I was doing it for and why. I prayed for him and kept looking for people to help.
Love looks like Jesus. If no one else shows up, show up for Jesus. If others throw in the towel, I show up and sometimes battling disappointment. The audience is God. What we do to the least of them, we do to Him. People may forget, yet no act of genuine love is ever forgotten by God. Not one. If everyone else is hateful and dishonoring, you be kind and display honor. It’s not about what others do or how they respond. It’s about who we represent! We represent a King and His Kingdom.
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