“What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?
So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough.
Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.”
As we enter into this holiday season that for many is the season to do charity for the less fortunate, we go back to our roots and see that Yeshua spoke about giving so many times in so many different ways. But He always made sure He emphasized that the importance of giving is more in the act itself than in the outcome. It reveals the heart more than anything else, and that is what God is always after – our hearts.
We can attest to the outcome since we help feed precious people in need on regular basis: the smiling grateful faces that receive much needed help is something that touches one’s heart like very few other things can. To see that and know that you are a blessing to someone, is truly our calling as believers, no matter what walk of life you’re from.
But the act of giving itself is so important, because Yeshua Himself said that when you give to the least of His brethren… you GIVE TO HIM.
We should never lose sight of that: our giving goes through the hands of precious people in need, but is received by Yeshua himself.
So as we keep that in mind, we press forward during this holiday season to ensure we can gather as many givers as we can who want to do something for the “least of Yeshua’s brethren”, so you can experience the joy of knowing you’ve done it FOR HIM.
This Hanukkah and Christmas we are planning a very big humanitarian project, so we can help feed more families than ever, and we want to give these people and children the opportunity to experience true biblical Christmas, for some it would be their first time experiencing Christmas.
To be able to give a much needed gift to someone who has never experienced Christmas, and to show him the Heart of God behind it… That is a sure way to reach someone and draw them to God.
Will you prayerfully consider being a part of our Army of Givers this holiday season?
Whatever your gift is, Yeshua never looked at the gift itself, he looked and saw the heart behind it. He said whatever was done to the least of His brethren, was done for Him.
We want to encourage you to make this GIVING TUESDAY all about God.