Missions & Ministry at Living Word
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of COMPASSION and the God of all COMFORT, who COMFORTS us in all our troubles, so that we can COMFORT those in any trouble with the COMFORT we ourselves have received from God. For just as the suffering of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our COMFORT overflows." (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)
St. Paul's words beautifully illustrate how and why humble and grateful believers are called to care for others. We can reach out to others with the same love and compassion that has been shown to us. We share in the suffering of Jesus Christ, and are given His comfort in abundance. We ourselves know trouble and suffering but are also given the power and ability to offer this same comfort from Christ to others!
This love and caring is not something we muster up by ourselves. We are incapable on our own.
"Love comes from God!" (1 John 4:7)
"We love because He first loved us!" (1 John 4:19)
How have you known trouble? What good news do you have to tell others about how Christ touched you? Because you have God's love and comfort, God will put in your path those who need that very same comfort that you have been given.
Please prayerfully consider how the love of God has touched your life and join with other brothers and sisters in Christ to do Jesus' bidding in Missions and Ministries here at Living Word and beyond our doors.
God promises to bless our efforts!