I say that I need a lot of things. I was just thinking about that phrase this morning as I was actually thinking about someone else's real need.
Billy and I get to head up a "block" for local ministry. We lead a group of college students in the Outreach department, and one of our outreaches is to visit a large neighborhood the first Saturday of every month. All we do is hang out with them, meet them, and if we can, we try to meet their needs. For example, last month, the guys in our ministry pulled together to buy this man a brand new lawnmower. He was so excited:
There is also this wonderful family that we have all really loved getting to know. They occupy about three houses on the block. And the fact that they have adorable children helps, too!
They have a pair of twins that just steal your heart:
Yes, they are dressed alike... Precious, yes?!
Well, we found out that they really need:
I'm guessing that this is a necessity. Especially for twins. Especially if you can't afford them.
Well, this month, our girl small groups are working together to get them as many diapers as they need. We'll probably throw in some wipes, too.
Thinking about this need made me think of all of the things I buy that I think I need. Sometimes, I selfishly buy things for myself while I could be living with a different mindset. I bet there are people everywhere with real needs that I could meet.
Diapers are a real need.
I can probably go without my Starbucks today...