1 John 3:16-18

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. – 1 John 3:16-18

Dear Jesus,

You laid down your whole life for me.  You gave it all while you were here and still give to me from heaven.  I long to be like you.  I want to share with people I know that need help with basic necessities in this life.  Help me to prioritize time in my life to understand what they need and give me the creativity and sacrificial love to meet them with gifts that make their lives better.  I want to relieve stress in others and give them awe for you and what you are able to do through people for people.  Thank you for all the people who have shown me love by meeting my needs, too.  They are great examples to guide my heart.


Pastor Don Patterson

In Christ, one good turn deserves another for others.