A Word from David
As Western nations face increasingly-challenging economic times, it’s good to remind ourselves of two important facts.
First, even during a recession, most of us are still much better off than the majority of people in the world. As my youngest daughter likes to remind me when I express any worries, “Dad, the worst thing that can happen to us is that we would have to live like most people live right now.” Good point!
Second, God has promised us, “He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses” (Prov. 28:27). Our well-being is directly related to our concern and care for those who are really suffering poverty. Like the ancient Israelites, God offers us a choice of blessing or cursing.
I’m so glad that you’ve chosen the path of blessing—through being a blessing. Rejoice as you read five stories this month of some of the “least of these” who are grateful for your compassion. — David