In Joppa there was a disciple named
Tabitha … who was always doing good.
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.