Thursday, December 1, 2016

#LightTheWorld: Jesus Lifted Others' Burdens and So Can You

One of my favorite scriptures is Matthew 11:29-30: 
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Today is the kick-off for the #LightTheWorld Christmas initiative. The idea is that each day until Christmas, we will be inspired by someway that Jesus provided service to others, and we will do a similar service. 

My youngest daughter has a lot of compassion, and is concerned about the homeless people we see around town.  We decided that to start our participation with #LightTheWorld, we would assemble kits that we could give to people we encountered who were begging for food or money.  The kits were simple, but hopefully met some needs. 

Photo:  Gallon-sized bag containing supplies for people in need

Inside a gallon-sized plastic bag, we placed:  a pair of heavy, dark socks; a bottle of water; applesauce; granola bars; and lip balm. 

Photo:  Water  bottle, applesauce, granola bars, lip balm, and socks
This morning we are going to drive around town to all the places where we usually see people holding up signs asking for help.  I know this won't solve the bigger issue of homelessness, but I hope that in some small way, these kits will lift individual burdens.

How will you lift a burden today?



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