The LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners… to comfort all who mourn, and… to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV)
The Church and society’s vulnerable populations transformed together by Jesus.
They live all around you, in correctional institutions, long-term care facilities, the inner city or maybe even on your street—people that mainstream society tends to disregard, such as widows and newcomers to Canada.
vulnerable – overlooked – undervalued
Jesus asks His followers to go and be a physical presence demonstrating His love for each one.
Do you ever feel you are missing out on what Jesus intended?
God calls us to care for those who are vulnerable and overlooked. He also says our own restoration comes when we give of ourselves.
Exciting things happen when you go!
“These women just need to know that they’re valued, beautiful, loved, respected and are worth everything that God did for them. I’ve never seen God at work so much except when I visit women in prison.”
“The guys come hungry for encouragement, hungry to hear that they are loved, forgiven. They come for peace, freedom, acceptance; and God always meets them there. ”
When I had to restart chemo treatments for a recurrence of my cancer the Widow to Widows ladies were there to love and support me and most of all to pray for me. I only wish that I would have had a group like this when I was first widowed. I’m truly blessed to be part of this amazing group.