Why The Church Helps // Tuesday, August 26
Posted: Tuesday, August 26
2 Corinthians 1:1-11
Verse of the day:
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. ( 2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
You can always count on a church or Christian organization to arrive on the scene when there has been a natural disaster of some sort. Why does the church live this way? Why do Christians spend their money and time to help others in trouble? There are many reasons for this, but a great component is the comfort we receive from our Father in heaven when we are in need of it. A person who has truly experienced the grace of God in these events and in their lives simply cannot stand back and watch others suffer.
However, we do not just provide physical comfort to those who are suffering. The comfort we offer as Christians cannot be matched by food, money, a new house, or anything here on the Earth. The early church actually grew, in many ways, because of the manner in which Christians treated and helped non-Christians in their time of need. There is something special when a person helps someone who is not of their family without expecting to receive something in return. Let us remember to apply the words of James, “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world”, (James 1:27 NAS).
Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts & Executive Pastor