Summer to Serve

May 17, 2016

This morning's post is an excerpt from good friend and long time CARE for AIDS supporter Kylie White's blog.

Moms, was anyone super excited about the arrival of summer, but spring break hit and you got a taste of all kids in the home for 7 straight days and you realized you need a summer game plan? Maybe it was just me... I find our crew can do 1-4 days of no items on the agenda just fine, but after day 4 it is like an all out stir crazy, argue fest, where I am constantly refereeing or coming up with the solution to "I'm bored". Not gonna happen this summer. We decided we are going to not just survive our way through summer but SERVE our way through summer. 

Matthew 25: 34-40 says "Then the King will say to those on his right, "Come, you who are blessed by my father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you fed me. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you invited me into your home. I was naked and you gave me clothing. I was sick and you cared for me. I was in prison and you visited me..." And the King will say "I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it for me"

 I think so often we get busy  in the monotony and schedules and feel like we "can't find Jesus". It feels like he isn't speaking to us through his Word, we don't feel him when we worship, we can't find time to hear his voice with all kids underfoot in the summer. But He has told us where he can be found, with the sick, the hungry, the stranger, the orphan, the widow. When we serve these, we find him, we get to experience him....
 

Read the rest of the post here and learn how you can get your family a copy of the Summer to Serve book! All proceeds from book sales go to CARE for AIDS.