Last weekend, I found myself in a simple situation: money to give, and a cause I wanted to give towards. I sat down with my credit card and filled in my information—but I froze with the mouse hovering over the “donate now” button.
Should I give towards this cause? There are so many people who need help. Is it going to make a difference? Rwanda? I don’t know anything about that place except that there was a genocide. What about our friends who are raising support right now to go overseas? What about the missionaries we stopped supporting when we came to seminary? The Compassion kids? The Exodus Road? Help One Now?
So many questions. So many needs.
And, ugh. Isn’t this one of the few times a year I have extra money to spend on myself?
Oh my word, I need Jesus. All the time. So there He was, on my kitchen cabinet.
Katie, what would you want if you were hungry? If your kids were hungry? Food. You have the ability to feed people who are hungry. Go do it. It’s really that simple.
Well, ok, then.
I don’t know what the practical answers are to all those needs. But if you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance that you have resources to share that can further the kingdom and alleviate suffering. It may be your money. Or your time, or your gifts, or your prayers. I don’t know what the answers are to these big problems. Go ask Jesus. And then do whatever He tells you.