“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”
I spent the afternoon contemplating what it means to “do good.” The truth is, doing good can be quite subjective. However, as Christians, we are to be Christ-like; and in Acts 10, it says that Jesus “went about doing good.” So what did Jesus do? Jesus taught others the Truth about God. Jesus fed the hungry. He comforted. He healed. He provided. And so we strive to do the same. We strive to be imitators of Him (Ephesians 5:1).
It has been a busy week for our Ohio friends in Foundation Haiti Project. We have partnered with HT Ministries to do a Dine and Donate through Applebee’s in the Cleveland area. There is also a raffle set-up with many things donated from the community there. One of our board members and her mom spent the afternoon making crayon muffins for the kids at the orphanage. In her words, “that was fun to think about the children and know that even when we are far away, we are enjoying loving on them through collecting donations and doing some crafts and projects for them to enjoy later.”
Many will say, “I’m not there. What “good” can I do? “ Good can be done within arms reach, and it can be done from an ocean away. Maybe it looks like holding a child in your arms and singing to them that Jesus loves them. It could look like unloading the shipping container at the end of September. Maybe it’s making crayon muffins for that same child to be sent later on for an art project. Perhaps it’s sharing a meal with your family and a portion of your check goes to providing food for a young child in an orphanage. Whatever it is, do it. Do good!
Until next time! Bondye beni-w!