Helping the Friend we will Likely Never Meet

The world is so big, but technology makes it small.  And accessible. And friendly, if we want, through Zoom and blogs.

Friends of this blog, from more than 135 countries each day — tens of thousands each week – have spread love and friendship in this Lenten Season. Few know each other. We speak in native tongues foreign to each other.  But all are prayerfully drawn together to reflect and grow in faith from the blessings of others and our new unifier, the internet.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Each of us stronger from this Lenten Journey and open to the word of our Lord to help those in need.

1 John 3:17

But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?

We pray. We encourage. We volunteer. We share. We Love. We give.

I give. Each year, happily, enthusiastically, joyfully, prayerfully to Marble Collegiate Church’s Easter Offering.  Every dollar goes directly to organizations providing essential services to a friend I’ll likely never meet.  To brothers who are homeless and sisters raising children alone. To families in Africa and Afghani Children.

Using technology as a vessel for love allows us to make beloved friends and reach hearts in every corner of the world without journeying from our homes.  And we do.

Job 42:10

When Job prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes, giving him twice as much as before

If your heart takes you here, please join me in helping a friend we’ll likely never meet –perhaps in a place far from where we sit: Encourage. Volunteer. Share. Love.  Give.

Here is the link to Marble’s Easter Offering.

And pray with, and for, friends technologically united in Christ through this blog and the loving work of our beloved sisters of Marble Collegiate Church’s Women’s Ministry.

Contributed by John Hupalo, a Deacon of Marble Collegiate Church

One response to “Helping the Friend we will Likely Never Meet”

  1. John, so true. Technology has been a life line for so many of us in keeping our friendships alive. Thank you for these words of encouragement as we aim to serve God through our service. Blessings to all.

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