As I was scrolling through FB, I noticed I was tagged in a post along with 98 other people. I generally don’t respond to most of them, and for a moment, ignored it. I then decided to return to the post to see what it was all about. As I looked closely, I saw a young boy no more than 5 or 6 years old. He was very poor. The person sharing the post described the young boys needs. Out of curiosity I looked at the comments. There were two to be exact. One said, “God Bless Him.” The other said, “Please Father, help us, help them.”
This was part of my response, “So much need all over the world. Even in America. And yet, the church as a whole continues to pass by, thinking and praying it’s someone else’s job. Is it? Out of his own mouth Jesus spoke to His people just before he went to the Cross. He spoke of His Return and what he will be looking for on that day: “I was hungry, thirsty, naked, sick, in prison, (and) homeless…if you’ve done it to the least of these…you’ve done it to me. Matthew 25:31-46. Jesus then died and was raised to life. Following His resurrection he spent 40 days and nights teaching and performing miracles. When he ascended into heaven the early church began to prepare for his return. What did they do? Acts chapters 2 and 4 show us a church that was busy, DOING the words of Jesus. The very same words he spoke just before they hung him on a tree. They did not have Paul’s letters nor did they have the epistles. They were not written yet. All they had were the words of Jesus.
In a recent message by my husband Pastor Rick Tidwell – he shared how the scriptures say that we are blessed to be a blessing; that the blessing doesn’t come until we bless others with the blessing he has given us. For more, watch Pastor Rick’s Live message titled: #blessed on our Ponce Church Facebook page.