Summary: When we do something for the less fortunate, we are doing it for God. We have a lot to be thankful for, but are we willing to share what we are thankful for with the less fortunate?
Good morning boys and girls!
I wasn’t here last week, but someone told me that Rev. Bonnie gave all of you some homework to do. Do you remember what it was?
She gave each of you five dollars and told you to use that money to do something that would make God smile. Have any of you done that yet?
Boys and girls, one way to make God smile is to do something for the poor, the sick, or the less fortunate people in our community. For example, I know that when I do my work for the local food bank, God smiles. On the other hand, one way to make God mad is to not do anything for the poor, the sick or the less fortunate. Jesus talks about all of this in Mathew 25:31-46, and I’m going to take a few minutes to read it to you right now.
When we do something for the less fortunate, we are doing it for God. We have a lot to be thankful for, but are we willing to share what we are thankful for with the less fortunate? For those of you who have shared the gift Rev. Bonnie gave you last Sunday, she, God and I all say to you, “Well done, good and faithful servants.” For those of you who have not shared her gift yet, there’s still lots of time to do God’s work, so there’s still time to make her, me, God and all of your Christian brothers and sisters smile.
Let’s close our eyes and bow our heads for a moment of prayer. Dear God, thank you for your love. Thank you for everything you have given us. Help us to use your gifts to help others who need our help. In Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN.