It's easy to feel as if we have nothing to offer, or what little we do have can do little to aid such an enormous need.
But, God has called us to help the poor and needy:
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
We are told that in doing so we are shown as His children and are really doing it for Him:
Matthew 25: 31-40
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' ;
Fo Here in North America we have so much disposable income-even those of us on a tight budget!
Maybe it means giving up our entertainment for the week or month (movies, eating out, new music);
Maybe it means not buying that new pair of jeans or shoes;
Maybe it means not going out for that coffee every day, but we can all do something.
I challenge you to find a way to bless those who are in sever need. Share His Love with hurting.