In my mind today, I am thinking of miracles. This time in history is so scary for all of us. Pandemics are very serious business that tend to strike every century. How do we deal with them? That's how the strong are separated from the weak. Or should I say you discover who has a stout heart during times of adversity.
Last night, we had a Matthew 25:40 meeting over Zoom (a video calling service). We were discussing usual business, but as we were discussing how we have been reacting as a non-profit to the pandemic I felt an overwhelming surge of love and admiration for everyone involved in this small non-profit association. As I was reading my devotional ironically it was about the loaves and fish. Jesus told the disciples to give the crowds something to eat. The disciples were scrambling for answers. Then one of the disciples says this child has a lunch, and Jesus said bring it forth. Then he performed a miracle. Of course He could have just performed a miracle instead of asking His disciples for a solution. However, Jesus wants us to be in the midst of the battles on Earth because he knew one day he would go to His heavenly home. With the Holy Spirit, then we simple humans would become His hands, feet, mind, and heart. Remember, Thy Kingdom Come? My heart swells because Matthew 25:40 has been multiplying the loaves and fish in our little community along with many others.
As of this week, Matthew 25:40 will have served supper to 7,000 children. Our local schools have provided lunches to our most needy, but we knew these children and families needed more. We have provided food from our pantry for those in need. We have provided money to pay utility bills. Matthew 25:40 just hasn't stopped being the hands and feet of Christ in our community. I am so grateful to be president of the board for this wonderful non-profit. We heard His voice and we did not harden our hearts. We work so closely with the homeless and knew how devastated they would be. When you think with a heart of Christ there is no other answer besides helping.
I want to give a shout out in this blog to all of those out there on the front lines helping others, whether it be a small non-profit like us or medical workers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Each day I wake giving thanks for the breath in my lungs so I can live another day to be a part of God's plan. The people who have come out to help us at Matthew 25:40 have been priceless. We have had local food businesses donate meals, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. We are still in a battle and appreciate all of the donations and will still need more. We will always have people who need non-profits like Matthew 25:40. Today I am asking you to continue to help out those who need it, but I also want even more for you to pray for us. Pray for us to have the strength and the resources to do the work set before us during this time and in the future. Thank you for being part of the modern day miracles.
Sarah Anderson Alley
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Quote of the Day:
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"
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