People often reflect on life as a journey. Along the path, we encounter roadblocks, delays and detours — passages that seem a little too narrow and mountains that appear too steep to climb. Over hills and down through valleys, we live one day, one moment, one breath at a time.
When the complicated twists and turns of our own journeys become a lot to manage, it’s hard to see past our own challenges and observe the difficult roads others must travel. But on this path, our faith calls us to move steadily forward — responding with open eyes and tender hearts.
Last month, I joined World Relief as the new Program Lead for The Path community — community made up of compassionate women and men who give monthly to World Relief to bring lasting change to people and communities in need. It is a privilege to walk alongside this community as we bear witness to hope giving way to healing, calamity encountering compassion and suffering colliding with lasting solutions.
I recently watched this devotional from Ann Voskamp and I wanted to share a short clip of it with you today. Ann shares her conviction that the authenticity of our faith is demonstrated in our hospitality and compassion towards those in crisis, and she invited us to walk alongside a world in need. I invite you to listen to Ann’s words and consider how we can take this journey together, showing hospitality and sharing God’s love with each person we encounter along The Path.
Let’s take this journey together. When you join The Path in September, your entire first year of gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000! Only a few days remain to unlock this challenge. Will you join us on The Path to lasting change and see your impact doubled today?
Denise Kersey serves as The Path Lead at World Relief. With a background serving in communication roles for missional organizations, she is passionate about connecting people with opportunities to live out their call to love and serve others.