And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40

These words of Jesus seem so simple. We are instructed to care for the “least” of people—the hungry, thirsty, poor, needy people. Likewise, James tells us that “faith, by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead” (James 2:17).

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In this photo, many hands are working together to share Christ’s love with children who are among the “least” of children. For whatever causes or reasons, they are hungry. Perhaps they are physically hungry, or hungry for warm clothing on a cold day, or hungry for a comfortable bed to sleep on at night. They may, in this season of giving, be hungry for toys and treats.

As a church, we can work together to bring a bright moment to a child whose days may often be dark. I am so grateful to be part of a church body that enables me to be so much more effective in giving than I could ever do on my own. Let us consider how we can celebrate this beautiful season by celebrating our joy in Christ with those who need it the most.

Susie Ainsworth