Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous.1 Peter 3:8 New King James Version
Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.—Sherry Anderson
How would you like the idea of enjoying astonishing riches.
The best way is to volunteer. The unlimited supply of delightful joy this brings is immeasurable.
I spent ten years of volunteering in Hospitals in Ontario. Those truly were the best years of my life. Yes there was the gratitude of the nurses and doctors. There was a wonderful feeling of the fact that I made the world a better place for those less fortunate than me. But there was also a wonderful sense of the joy that can only be gained by helping someone.
For those of you who are just graduating from school or the unemployed it is also a great place to make contacts to get a job.
For seniors it is a great place to use the skills you have honed over the years to pass on to the younger generation .
In both cases it also prevent depression from slowly eating away the joy in your life.
Come on, there is an unlimited supply of opportunities to serve. Why not volunteer at a food bank or soup kitchen to help you realize how blessed you are. Why not be a reading buddy with a child in a local school. Why not visit seniors or volunteer with meals on wheels. Why not volunteer at your local Salvation Army Thrift store.
When you begin volunteering it may be difficult at first, but hang in there. If it doesn’t work out try someplace else.
I believe it should be mandatory for all middle and high school students to participate in some form of volunteer work as part of their curriculum.
I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward. Mark 9:41
Prayer: Oh Jehovah our God of love, please guide me to where my skills can best meet the needs to serve others, there by serve You. After all didn’t Jesus say;” Do not think the Son of man came to BE served, but rather the son of man came TO serve. In His kindhearted name I pray. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.