Giving to the poor out of love is one of many things that is the hallmark of the body of Christ. Jesus encouraged his followers to give to the poor in the gospels and in the book of Acts they continued the tradition after witnessing Christ’s example. Centuries later, church members are stepping up in the midst of the current crisis to help those in need, despite the fact meeting in person has been temporarily stopped for many churches and financial gifts to congregations have plummeted recently.
Here are some headlines on what some charitable ministries have been up to lately:
These acts of kindness are real life proof of why it’s still important to share the gospel and put God’s word into practice in both good times and bad. I thank God for people like this and stories like these because they are such an encouragement to me to stay true to the faith.
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. Proverbs 19:17