Our Wednesday night small group that meets in my home struggled a bit coming up with a mission project. We had a list – a pretty extensive one, but nothing on that list was really speaking to any of us. Then one of our members shared an emotional story with us about a recent experience he had with Hospice. A dear friend of his was losing his father rather quickly and he visited the family at the local Hospice center to care for them during that difficult time. Our group member was touched by how Hospice helped this family and how much of what was offered to them, whether it be food or simple comforts of home, was donated by local organizations or individuals.
After talking a bit it became evident that others in our group felt just as touched as we heard this story. It’s funny how we sometimes feel a roadblock, then God gives such divine intervention that guides us to what we need to be doing. All of us felt so inspired by his story that we decided to do some volunteer landscaping for Hospice as well as collecting items for kid baggies to give to any children that come in to visit family members. We’ve even taken it an extra step to look to the future and see how we can get the entire church involved to care for Hospice’s needs from here on out. It’s all very exciting to see God at work.
How is God inspiring you today? Have you felt a tug on your heart to help someone or some group? Have you been touched recently by someone’s story and feel like you could do some good for them or their cause? When you feel this “divine inspiration,” talk to God and discern where you are being led – and follow that path. It may be a challenging path, but always a rewarding one!