Last night I had the opportunity of going to the mission and preaching their chapel service. I do this on the forth Friday of each month. It is such a pleasure. These men are so appreciative of the snacks and that we take time to go and minister to them. I normally do not pick out songs prior to going because I let them request their favorite songs. They sing at the top of their lungs. Some sing off key; but, I don’t care. They are singing from their heart.
We go each month because we are motivated by love. Look at I Peter 4:8, “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.” The word “charity” is the Greek word agape which means love, i.e. affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast (Taken from the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance).
Charity is basically love in work clothes. If I love the men at the shelter then I will do my best to teach them God’s Word and to win them to Christ. What a privilege! I can honestly say that I love those men and they respond in love to us. I am so thankful that God has put His Love in me in so many different ways. I am thankful for the love of Christ which constrains me to go each month and share with these men.
So, how are you doing?