It doesn't take much to make a felt difference in another individuals life. On Thursday 24 May over 1000 women & children (& some very amazing men) ventured out of the 'complacency' of their everyday world to BE THE CHANGE, 'love in action', in our local community.
Pouring out your life for the sake of another, actually has far greater rewards personally than what is costs to give out.
It is a great honour for Hillsong Sisterhood to partner with Voice of the Martyrs. Many of our girls chose to write a letter to a brother or sister who has been goaled for their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, in nations all across the globe. As they sat and read their stories and then responded you felt that every word written was from a heart felt place. In amongst the letter writing was an atmosphere of compassion. Many letters where written and now we are praying that as each individual receives their letter they will find it a great source of encouragement. I am convinced it doesn't take much to make a difference.
I also had the privilege of visiting the community morning tea in an area close to our City Campus at Waterloo. I immediately connected with an 89 year old woman named Effy. I love and esteem the elderly. I find they are always up for a 'chat'. All you need is a few questions and an eager listening ear. Time passes so quickly as you listen to their stories and learn from their many years of 'life'. Like Effy, so many elderly have had spouses pass on and live lonely lives. All it requires is time to make a HUGE difference to their day and the rewards of the exchange outweigh the time spent. I am convinced it doesn't take much to make a difference.
From gardens groomed, to solo mum's houses painted, to high teas for parents of children in hospital cancer wards, to pancakes made free of charge for university students, to our faithful knitters, our Mum's & Bubs groups to lunches made and given with love to children from disadvantaged homes… All it took was a decision of a 1000 plus individuals to LIVE BIG, and many lives were changed for the better.
It doesn't take much to make a difference and a day like this is simply an encouragement to all that you can do this kind of thing every day! Every day has opportunities to LIVE BIG for others.
Thank you Hillsong Sisterhood for choosing to LIVE BIG!
'When you did this for the least of these brothers & sisters of mine, you did it for me.' Jesus
Julia A'Bell xo