Where Will it Come From?

If one stops for a moment to think about how many needs there are in the world for aid and help, it is staggering.  Relief aid for hurricane victims, flood victims, victims of violence, the homeless, those needing clean water, the list is long and the need is great.

Where will the help come from?  It’s easy to think the help will come from large corporations or from those charitable organizations we see in the press every day.  But, that’s not really where the majority of help comes from.

Well, let’s see — maybe it comes from the rich.  No, statistics don’t show that.  In fact, as wealth increases the percentage given to charities actually goes down, not up.

Well, it’s not going to come from the poor either, so where does it come from?

Yes, that’s right, the vast majority of help and aid come from the middle-class.  You know, the ones who are struggling to make ends meet, the ones who are trying to give their children a better life than they had, the ones who are not on the government welfare rolls, and receive no free medical benefits.

The ones who go to work everyday, and try to keep their heads above water, and all the bills paid.

Why is this important?  It’s important from many perspectives.  It’s important because the poor have many avenues of support these days available to them at low, or no cost.  The rich have many options available to them, and in many cases, pay less taxes because of their ability to hire creative accounting and legal assistance.  But, those in the middle generally have no such luxuries or free programs.

Is anything I’ve said scriptural?  You might be surprised to hear me say, “Yes, it is.”  Consider when David was on the run from Saul.  Times were desperate, and at any time David could be discovered and he and his men would be tortured and killed.  Saul had inquired about David to the priests, and had 85 of them killed because he thought them loyal to David.  But, Abiathar escaped the slaughter and came to David.  But, David had his own problems, and was still a fugitive from the king’s wrath.  He could have told Abiathar, “I’m sorry, but I can’t help you.  You better get out of here and flee and hide.  Good luck to you.”

Instead David told Abiathar, “Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.” – KJV

In this one passage we have a prime example of someone who is barely able to help themselves leaning out to give a ‘hand up’ to someone else.  This, along with other things, made David a great man.

So, where does the help come from?  It comes from you.  And, even though you have your own problems and needs, you extend help to those who are less fortunate.  And, even though you are not rich, and your future is uncertain, you are not afraid to give aid when it is needed.

Will there be payback?  As surely as God lives and reigns He will repay.  Are you willing to wait and be patient for that payday?

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One Response to “Where Will it Come From?”

  1. Barbara McGuire Says:

    My family and I experienced this very thing this week! When we feel we are at our lowest, there is always someone worse off than we are! This week has reminded me to be very grateful for all I have! Perfect timing for this blog! Blessings…

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