I have been thinking about what Jesus said when He said “when I was hungry you fed me…”. The principle is that when we show compassion to others Jesus considers it as us showing that compassion to Him. For some reason Jesus has chosen to do His work through us, to show His love through us, to care for the needs of others through us. We have another opportunity to show His compassion this time to the people of Haiti through our prayers and donations to relief organizations.
For some the tragedy in Haiti will be another opportunity in a long ling of many times that they have shown the love of Jesus to those in need. For some this may be the first time to do so and hopefully doing so will awaken in them the realization that showing the love and compassion of Jesus to others is an incredible privilege. For all who help out may we stop to remember this truth- We love because He first loved us.