Christmas in Israel – When Giving Reflects God’s Character

Yeshua’s words resonate powerfully with us during this holiday season:

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you as a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothed you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

Matthew 25:35-40

For many, this Hanukkah and Christmas season is one of charity, goodwill, and showing kindness to the less fortunate, simply because it takes us back to the very roots of our faith and of God’s character. Yeshua, time and time again, speaks to us about said about the importance of giving, emphasizing the action of giving being far more valuable than the outcome, because 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 hundreds of people and families in need regularly. Seeing the smiling and humble-grateful faces that receive much-needed help touches our hearts deeply. Knowing that you are a blessing to someone is, in fact, our calling as believers, regardless of what walk of life you’re from.

But it is the act of giving itself that is so important. Yeshua Himself said that when you give to the least of His brethren… you GIVE TO HIM.

We should always keep sight of that. Our giving is placed in the hands of precious people in need, yet it is received by Yeshua Himself.

We keep this in mind as we press forward during this Hanukkah and Christmas season. We want to ensure that we give those who want to do something for the “least of Yeshua’s brethren” can experience the joy of knowing you’ve done it FOR HIM.

This Hanukkah and Christmas, we are planning a celebration project. We want to help feed more families than ever and give these people and children the opportunity to experience God’s love as never before.

To give a much-needed gift to someone who has never experienced Hanukkah or Christmas and show them the Heart of God behind it is a sure way to reach someone with the love of Christ.

Will you prayerfully consider joining our Army of Givers this holiday season?

However big or small your gift is, Yeshua will never look at the gift itself. He looks and sees the heart behind it. Thank you for helping us be the “Hands and Feet of Yeshua.”

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