Maria lifted her hands toward heaven when I brought her a meal from Nuevo Corazon on the 17th of October. She lives alone in a small adobe house on the side of a steep hill. She gave me a big hug as tears of joy flowed and she praised God for my coming. My Spanish is limited, but I had not trouble discerning her need for the brief break from loneliness. She is one of the thirty five elderly and usually home-bound people we see each Tuesday. While the meals bless them with nutrition it renders a double portion of blessings to those of us who have the privilege of being the hands and feet of Jesus through this ministry.
I am reminded of what the Bibles says in James 1:27 (ESV): “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”
May God bless Christians who have an active Christ-centered and people serving faith.