Today’s Author: Deb Cordes

Jesus says “feed my lambs”. Caring for one another as God first cared for us is our calling as Christians.

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The call for caring never ceases. Saints among us answer that call unwaveringly. Whether Soup for You volunteers, coordinating a borscht dinner to aid the Ukrainian efforts, filling backpacks with food, bringing food to church for our local food shelves, or sending checks for Lutheran Social Services. We work to fulfill God’s command to love others as we love ourselves. 

There is so much to do, it can be overwhelming, yet God knows we are capable and serve to the best of our abilities. I believe he would say “thank you for shining the light on My behalf”. 

Each Friday, my grandbabies and I feed the neighborhood birds. Corn, seed, thistle, and sugar water are put in the various feeders. Last Friday, we read the Sparks Bible story of the loaves and fishes. We talked about having enough and sharing.  Lucius in his 4 yr. old wisdom, yep, just like feeding the birds. The squirrels get food too. I thought – yep, it’s good to share with all God’s creatures. Saints are all over. 

The second verse of John Ylvisaker’s song is my prayer:

“There are Saints who light the darkness, and the world cannot contain them, for the love of God sustains them and they will never be forgotten. 

We are blest to have them with us, and we praise the God who made them.

There is no way to repay them, and we simply do applaud them as they shine likes the sun.”

Thank you – all you Saints.

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