Light the World Day 14: Jesus Taught Us to Clothe the Naked | Addi & Lisa of Handlettered Design
For Light the World Day 14, Lisa Funk and Addi Robison of Handlettered Design are sharing some simple ways (even the kids helped!) they used to join in on the Light the World campaign by helping to follow Christ's example and clothe the naked. You can connect with Lisa and Addi on their blog here and their Instagram here.
I used to think that it was hard to do service with littles, but I have learned that it doesn't have to be! For today's prompt, Addi and I were able to take our kids along and do a couple of very simple things going along with today's #LIGHTtheWORLD prompt to clothe the naked with little effort on our part.
First, our local hospital (where 2 of my children were born!) had listed on justserve.org that they were looking for knit hats in adult sizes for cancer patients and in newborn sizes for the new babies. Addi and I were able to take our kids and deliver a bunch of beautiful knit hats (made by my AMAZING mother-in-law) and just explaining to our kids what we were doing and letting them hand the hats to the volunteers was a small but meaningful act of service!
We also always need to clear out our closets and donating those to a local thrift store is such an easy way to serve so we did that on our way home from the hospital. You can have your kids help pick out the clothes to give away and ride with you to drop them off, explaining what you're doing (though you don't even have to get out of your car if you don't want to - talk about easy!).
The scripture that goes along with today's prompt is found in Matthew 25: 38-40:
“When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? Or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
Studying this scripture really made me think of how meaningful service is when we realize it truly is our way to serve Jesus.
I thought of how serving others really helps us have a great love for them, and also thought about times in my life when I have been the recipient of service. I feel so connected to those sweet people who have served me and have really gotten to know them better.
Isn't it cool to think that because we are truly serving the Savior when we serve others, that service is a way for us not only to feel bonded to others, but also to Christ? Through serving we can feel more love and connection with Him.
I hope I can remember this as I serve those in my community, but more importantly those right around me in my own family. What a beautiful concept.
Wishing you love and peace this Christmas season,
Lisa & Addi