Value added

Yesterday in ‘Value for money‘, I spoke about whether we gave God ‘value for money’ in return for the sacrifice He gave for us, when he sacrificed Jesus. I think it’s fair to say, the majority of us would all agree we could do better as far as giving God value in return for His sacrifice for us.

But today I want to think about whether we add value to other peoples’ lives. Aren’t we called as Christians, as Salvationists, to be love others, and to show care and compassion to our fellow man when they have nothing or are in need of comfort and support?

We are all called to love others, and care for them. That doesn’t mean we all have to be the people who (for example) work with the homeless. It doesn’t mean we all should (for example) work for charities to give our food and clothing to those struggling to feed and clothe themselves and their families because of the cost of living crisis. It also doesn’t mean that we can just sit back and let those who are reaching out and helping those in our communities who need our help.

It does mean though that those who don’t physically ‘go out’ to help those in need, need to find other ways to add value to other peoples’ lives – What can we do? There are so many things we can do , many of which may not be seen by others. The most important thing we can all do for anyone, is prayer for them. God will hear and answer every prayer that is raised to Him. So the best thing, over and above the practical help we can give others, is to pray for them. By praying for others, each of us can add value to other peoples’ lives.

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