The Least of These…

Thank you Ann Voskamp for sharing your trip to Guatemala with Compassion. You have inspired me to do more for the “least of these.”

Jesus tells us to feed His sheep, to love the “least of these.” So often it is easy to move about my day thinking only of dinner and school and bills to pay. So how do I take care of the least of these?

1. I sponsor a child through World Vision (I am not a good letter writer and I am praying for God’s grace to get better.

2. Most importantly I pray. Samuel tells us that he didn’t want to sin against the Israelites by not praying. Ephesians 6:18 tells us to pray on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. We are not to only pray or only sponsor, but we often forget that prayer is our strongest and greatest weapon.

3. I talk to my kids. They are 2, 4, and 7 and yet I can and will tell them about children with no food, children with no running water, children with no toys, children who need help. So we donate clothes, toys, and food to shelters and agencies that can help children less fortunate. Yes they need to know that life isn’t easy. That many children would be happy to have dinner at all regardless if it is pizza or not. My oldest has taken up the torch. For her seventh birthday instead of presents her friends brought food for the food pantry at our church. She and her friends put together bags of food for our food backpack ministry for children who don’t have enough to eat. Her and her friends LOVED giving back. What a joy to see God in my children.

What are you doing for the least of these?

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0 Responses to The Least of These…

  1. You are so right that we too often forget our strongest weapon is prayer. Taking it up with the Father is the first and best thing we can do. Everything else trickles down from there. So glad you’re seeing God in your children. I appreciate godly parents who are training their children in the ways of the Lord; it makes the world a better place for all of us and brings such glory to our Father.

  2. Casey says:

    We also ‘weed out’ and donate toys and clothes to local charities, but my 7 year old is not quite as on board as yours. She was spoiled for far too long and has not accepted (or realized, maybe) that what goes out the door doesn’t get replaced.

    Together, we’ll keep taking care of the least by sharing what we have. Good for you and God bless!

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