Because I have been given much, I too must give. Because of thy great bounty, Lord each day I live. I shall divide my gifts from thee with every brother that I see, who has the need of help from me.
Because I have been sheltered, fed by thy good care… I cannot see another’s lack and I not share-my glowing fire, my loaf of bread-my roof’s safe shelter over head, that he too may be comforted.
Because I have been blessed by thy great love dear Lord, I’ll share thy love again according to thy word. I shall give love to those in need. I’ll show that love by word and deed, thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed.
So yesterday was a whirlwind of a day for me and others also. We received a call that someone needed help that we did not know through our missionaries. And of course knowing me I have a problem saying no. I look at everything as a learning experience and think that everything happens for a reason in our lives. I feel that me and my friend are probably two of the most compassionate, giving, and open people. We want to help in any way we can when it comes to anything. Which you know sometimes you have to draw the line somewhere. This situation may have been a little more sticky than we had anticipated. All I could think about while being taught by the missionaries that night was the song "Because I have been given much". The lyrics just kept playing through my head. I mean really, who am I to deny someone shelter or food? When my entire life I have had the luxury of never going hungry or being homeless. Service is one of the greatest gifts we have and it is what we are asked to do all the time. And yes, I do believe service is a gift and that we are blessed.
In this particular situation it may not be best for it to continue with us, but we are going to help this person as much as possible. We want to keep ourselves safe and comfortable.
I also received probably one of the best blessings I have ever had in my life which had so much counsel and good words in it. It was almost to much to take in. I am so amazed that I can just say "give me a blessing" and he knew exactly what to say. This is not the first blessing I have received from this person and I don't think he knows what an impact his example and blessings have made on me.
All in all yesterday was crazy but a great learning and uplifting experience. I hope that I can continue to do good and give service to those in need for the rest of my life. If I have it, why not share?