Feed the Need

There are two sides to every story…

The cup is either half empty or half full…

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure…

Take Feed for Need as an example. A local food shelter in Charleston was forced to cut out a meal a week due to budget cuts…

In steps local restauranteurs. Rather than allow the people of Charleston to miss a meal, restaurants and chefs teamed up to provide the missing meal…

Each week a different restaurant cooks and serves a meal, all at their own expense…

It’s a beautiful picture of people serving others and a great example of the power of people:

And while hundreds of people are being fed every week through the compassion of the Charleston’s chefs, these same hundreds are missing out on an opportunity to hear the Gospel…

We as believers are called to feed the hungry and clothe the cold and comfort the distressed and bring rest to the weary. And when we do these things, we carry the name of Jesus with us. It allows us the chance to share the Gospel…

Here’s a sobering thought – anyone can give of themselves to help others. Anyone can donate money, give of their time, give of their resources, give of themselves. Matter of fact, I would bet more money is donated by non-believers than believers (probably not hard when Bill Gates is on one team)…

But when the Church is not involved in the serving of others, neither is the Gospel…

When Christ is not the in the center of our giving, then God is not glorified – and people are still in need of a Savior. They may be full or warm or even able to relax – but for how long?

Wouldn’t it be better to offer the water that will never cause you to be thirsty again? Wouldn’t it be better to offer the bread of life so you’ll never be hungry – John 6:35…

I wish I could say followers of Christ could step in and serve every person in need, but we can’t. I wish I could sit here and type in a clear conscience, but I can’t…

One day there will be no pain or hurt or need or disease. But that day won’t come until Jesus returns…

And until that day, as followers of Christ, we need to Feed the Need and take the Gospel with us…

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