Help! They need somebody

“And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.'”

‭‭Matthew ‭25:45‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Beloved of God,
Take a look at the news and world events being reported. People are being held in horrible, inhumane conditions at the southern border. People are still having difficulty receiving clean water in Flint. People of color are experiencing increased incidents of police violence against the unarmed. People in many areas are experiencing the devastation of storms that have been strengthened by climate change. With all that is happening in our county, in our nation, and in our world the scripture gives us a clear mandate to help. While “help” means different things within the context of different situations, rarely does “help”  refer to doing nothing.   As Christians we must ask how we can help. All of these issues seem too big for one person to fix , but I submit that the scripture reminds us that the beginning of help starts with helping one. In the parable referenced above, Jesus speaks as a person in need of food,  one in need of drink, and one in need of welcoming, clothing or visitation while in prison. Perhaps Jesus frames the parable that way to encourage us to be a help to one person at a time. The problems and failures of society can be corrected by a personal commitment to help someone in need. The love of Christ is best shown when the least and the lost are helped.
Today, make it your new life goal to help.
In Him,
Pastor Wright