I’m Jean Peterson and my guiding passage from the Bible for me and for the Missions Committee is Matthew 25:40: “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”
This passage reminds me that at any time, and in any helpful way, I am not just serving a person or a group of people that I may see before me, but rather I am serving the Lord. So, no matter how the person looks or seems, it is not just that person with whom I’m in contact, it is actually God. Every person is a child of God, and since some need help, God has blessed me to be able to help them in some way. My opinion of how or why the person needs help is unimportant. The only importance is that God thankfully uses me to assist that person as best I can.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Please use me to see needs where they are, and to respond to those needs as You would have me. Help my heart to always remember anyone in need is actually You allowing me to serve.
In the name of my precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,