In October last year the Lord put something on my heart -send one shoebox size box with gift cards and notes of encouragement and prayer to one family devastated by Sandy. I had no idea where to start. God did. He directed the path and eventually 13 boxes with prayer cards and gift cards were sent to families on the east coast.
I’ve been changed since. I have seen God work in so many details and am convinced that He is able to use our tiniest offerings of love and help to bring His Light into a hurting world.
Here we are, only 7 months later. So many hurt and out of home and possessions. Words we want to speak to the hurt often fail. However, our prayers never fail. We begin by asking God to change our hearts so they hurt for and with our neighbors. Then, as we desire to see with His eyes, we lift our empty hands toward heaven and ask Him to fill them for His cause.
He does fill them and uses us to point others to Christ.
I lift to You these hands of mine.
They’re empty cold and weak.
Please fill them with Your love divine,
Touch those who are in need.
They cannot work without You, Lord,
Alone can’t make a dent
In all the hurt this world affords
Nor pain and sorrow end.
Help me to pour what’s in my hand
Before Your throne of love,
Cause there the smallest deed will stand
Will point to You, my God.