The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
“Kat, this is Jim. Our church decided to send our ministry team to your house once a month. We want to help with the upkeep on your home….”
The previous week I’d prayed, “Lord, I don’t know what to do about the gutters on my house. I don’t know if I need to have them replaced or what and you know I don’t have the money to hire someone….”
The ministry team answered my prayer.
They arrived the Saturday following Jim’s phone call, trimmed my yard, completed a couple minor repairs, trimmed tree branches from my roof and they cleaned the gutters.
“Kat,” one of the men called from the top of a ladder, “your gutters are fine. We’ll clean them out and you should be good for a couple years.”
John Wesley wrote that “holiness is social.” And so the founder of
Methodism put his preaching into practice by working against slavery,
miscarriages of justice in the court systems, corrupt election practices,
and government policies that adversely affected the nation, as well as
advocating for the poor, the unemployed, the debtors, the sick, the
imprisoned, the uneducated, the widows, and the orphans.