One at a Time

In Joppa there was a disciple named
Tabitha … who was always doing good.
                             —Acts 9:36

Tsunamis. Earthquakes. Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Fires. Floods.

Thousands dead. Millions injured, displaced, or missing.

Instant news overexposes us to suffering and sometimes strangles our charitable impulse; anything we can do seems meaningless considering the enormity of the need.

But remember this: Jesus didn’t feed all the hungry, heal all the sick, comfort all the hurting. Just a few. One at a time.

We can’t bandage all the world’s wounds.

But when an out-of-work dad needs a leg up to feed his family, a child needs shoes so she can go to school, a single mom needs a few bucks to buy a toy for her tyke at Christmas … well, we can do something about that.

And it seems that’s the way Jesus told us to approach it (Matt. 25:31f).

You don’t have to solve all the world’s problems.
Just some of them. There are enough to go around.

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