I will never forget several years ago when my dear friend Major Chuck Anderson of The Salvation Army, prior to his untimely passing, gathered all the ministers, social agency heads, all the people who would have dealings with those “down on their luck,” and talked to us about how poor economic times were coming. Chuck said we hadn’t seen anything yet, and we needed to be proactive and get prepared.
I’m pleased to report that FBC is still dedicated to its commitment to feed the hungry and/or homeless every Monday at noon the late Bro. David Edwards made that day.
Folks, those times Chuck predicted? They’re here. It may get worse, but right now, there are so many out there struggling just to eat and feed their families.
In this season of celebrating the birth of Jesus, let us not get so caught up in what Little Suzie wants from Santa, or who can have the most lights on their house, or even how bad we can max out our credit cards. Please let’s lift up in prayer and support those who are lonely, or ill, or grieving the loss of a loved one. Give us eyes to see those around us who need a helping hand, and reach out to give one.
Deanna Kirk is editorial assistant, Explore editor and Daily Sun staff writer. Contact her via email at email@example.com.