The Bible is very clear and indeed specific, in details to the fact that religion has nothing to do with going to church or having camp meetings in large churches like the televangelists.
In Freeport, in recent times, there appears to be a competition as to who can build the largest church edifice. As we noticed none of them are getting finished.
James 1:27 states: “True religion and undefiled is this: to feed the poor, visit and care for the orphans and visit the widows, etc.” These three areas of our life tempts the selfish nature of most human beings. Many of them are in the church.
P – Poor. The poor are always with us and ever needed. The Bible says, “blessed is the man who considers the poor.” The poor and needy, not the rich and greedy deserve our respect and attention … every day and in every way. You cannot give to the poor one day alone, because the other days they will starve.
O – Orphans. These children without any fault of their own are often presented around our town, sometimes as late as 11 and 12 at nights, begging for food, or scouring through our garbage to satisfy their hunger. The “pickny dem,” did not ask to come here. We can all help, but our tendency, especially in the halls of the established churches, is to ignore them unless they are members. Jesus said, “suffer the little children to come unto me.”
W - Widows. The story of Ruth and Naomi is a classical, biblical, scriptural story of what normally happens when a woman becomes a widow. This is even more pronounce when she is a widow with many children. The biblical story has a happy ending, because Ruth meets Boaz, the rich man from Bethlehem, and they together become the ancestors of YAAHSUAH, Jesus.
We, in The Bahamas, have been so very blessed and fortunate to have the hand of God pushed Irma to the west and Maria to the east, but, unfortunately, that Category 5 hurricane absolutely devastated the little island of Dominica. This natural disaster left behind the poor, the orphans and the widows. Our Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Alexander Minnis, is truly a caring physician; and he has inspired our nation to prayerfully and financially consider the plight of the children of Dominica.
The Holy Spirit has inspired me to rise of my aspirations and go to Dominica to lend a hand medically to the poor and needy, the orphans and the widows of our fellow Caribbean isle. I am looking for at least 10 good men to go with me, with our hands open in brotherly love and indeed agape love to care for the sick and suffering that nature unfortunately, bestowed so savagely on them.
Ten-10 the Bible 10: on the 10th of the 10th (October), we the men of Jubilee will be inviting the public to join with us in a short talk by myself and to be followed by a good news concert entitled, “WE ARE THE WORLD.” Come join us with head and hand and generous donation that we might present to the people and the (especially the children) of the Isle of Dominica.