thy bread upon the waters:
shalt find it after many days.
portion to seven, and also to eight;
knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth."
ripping through the country, and homeless people
scattered about, the news media has people on the edge
of their seats watching the coverage. Not to mention
the stories from hurricane Katrina which continue
to circulate across the internet of the ungrateful
victims. I felt compelled to search the Scriptures for
God's leading in all of this.
don't appreciate our acts of Christian love. But human
approval should not be our motivation in all this. The
love of Christ should be the controlling act which
prompts our love for others.
towards each and every one of us remains constant.
Though we all disobey His will at times and fail to
appreciate God's generous gifts, He still loves us. In
thankfulness, we serve Him with our lives, especially
by performing acts of Christian love and generosity.
We do so without a thought of reward and often without
receiving a word of thanks.
The bread of
compassion we cast upon the water of other's lives
does indeed return to us. In the Book of Matthew,
Chapter 25, we see how the Lord Himself will
acknowledge our works of love on the Last Day. He sees
what is done in secret, and He knows the thoughts and
motivation of our hearts. He appreciates the service
we render Him, even if no one else seems to notice.
Let us always be
mindful, eternal life awaits those who serve Christ in
faith. May we look to Him in faith always and share
the love He has for us with others, being charitable