As a church we have so many opportunities to live intentional lives of blessing from Neighbors to Nations, It is not only through long term partnerships that we can be witnesses to God’s grace and love for us, but even through the one time, seemingly insignificant, opportunities that God opens for us to love others in the way Jesus has loved us.
Two weekends ago, we received a request from one of our community connections in East St. Paul to see if as a church, we could provide meals to three families who were without heat following a massive power surge that damaged appliances in several East St. Paul homes. A few people within the church body were contacted and over the next few hours, a plan was set in place to deliver meals to these families, simply to bless them, and to let them know there are neighbors who care for them. We are so thankful to those at Albright who saw, and stepped into this opportunity trusting that God would use it for His glory.
Here is the response of one family: We cannot thank you enough for the AMAZING meal you brought today. It was absolutely delicious! Your kindness means so very much to us!Thank you again!
We don’t know for sure how these families will be impacted by this simple, but intentional act of love, but we trust that Jesus will continue to use opportunities like this to reveal His heart of compassion and love to all people. Each one of us has opportunities like this where we can be intentional about sharing the love of Jesus in practical ways to our neighbors.
Pray for our community of East St. Paul. Pray for the neighborhood you are living in, Pray that God would reveal the opportunities you have to bless others and invite them to follow Him, and pray that you would have a willing heart to respond when the opportunity comes.
Let's continue to be prayerful, listening for opportunities, and willing to have our lives interrupted so that we could be part of sharing the love of Jesus together!