Our world is evil, corrupt, and sometimes unjust. We know God is the ruler, but sometimes it seems like He isn't even with us here. Other times it feels as if everything is going just fine and we have no problems, fears or concerns. But Jesus tells us that He is always with us, in the good times and in the bad times. One day you might be having a blast and everything is going your way; just fine. But across the street your Neighbor's daughter just passed away and their parents are getting divorced. You see what I mean? I guess what I am saying is that while things may be jolly for you, other places they may be just the opposite. It is important that we care for others and be sensetive to those around you! Make sure that you are always aware of other people's stumbles. Once you realize the problem, help to solve it! No, you can't bring a person back to life who is dead. No, you can't cure a person. But here are a few ways to show you care:
1) A care package for someone who is sick (cold/flu) could include:
Tylenol, package of kleenex, waterbottle, audio CD that they can listen to, etc.
2) A care package for someone grieving a death could include:
Beautiful hymns CD, Bible, cookies, handmade card
3) A care package for someone in the hospital (chronic illness, accident, etc.) could include:
Hymns CD, Bible, flowers, box of chocolates, handmade card
4) A care package for someone who is lonely could include:
Hymns CD, Bible, a visit (!), gift card to a food place, a grocery gift card
5) A care package for widow/widower could include:
Baking mixes, Hymns CD, flowers, gift card to grocery store
At Christmastime, believe it or not, a lot of people aren't able to enjoy a turkey dinner/hot meal. Bring them over a care pacakage and watch their eyes sparkle. Cheer someone up! Make their day!
May you be blessed as you bless!