A meditation on Psalm 41
Happy are they who consider the poor and needy! *
the Lord will deliver them in the time of trouble. (Verse 1)
Consider this. Food Pantries; soup kitchens; emergency shelters; after school ESL programs; programs that assist the disabled to express themselves artistically; a respite for those terminally ill to enjoy family time and make memories together; a program that provides much needed supplies to infants and mothers; activities for those in the twilight of their years so their days are brighter and not as idle; providing underprivileged youth opportunities to explore possibilities that by most measures, wouldn’t be otherwise available;providing training and sewing machines to women in developing nations to increase marketable skills, self sufficiency and much needed income.
Having the opportunity to serve on the Alleluia Fund Board, and to hear the stories of those who consider the poor and needy, knowing that the work of these organizations is good work, that it is God’s Work. Spending a Saturday in the fall listening to the stories of these applicants that are impactful. Knowing that thanks to generous donors, the Alleluia Fund can have an impact in for these organizations, and deliver God’s love to those in times of trouble.
This is my Alleluia Song of Advent.