Yes, it is that time of year again, where the people of the UK prove themselves to have a generous heart once again by giving to Children in Need to benefit so many charities working with children. Pudsey bear, their mascot, will feature, special shows on telly with links across the nation running into the small wee hours and people doing amazing feats to raise money. My friend Rachel got these very cute Pudsey bear cupcake holders and gave me some of them. I made 2 batches of chocolate cupcakes yesterday and took them into work today, for the staff to enjoy and to make a donation for Children in Need.I was reading this morning, this verse from Isaiah1 v 16/17: "work for justice, help the down and out, stand up for the homeless, go to bat for the defenseless."
It reminded me of some of the lyrics we used to sing and dance to on outreaches over the years in YWAM:
I will speak out for those who have no voices,
I will stand up for the rights of all the oppressed,
I will speak truth and justice,
I'll defend the poor and the needy,
I will lift up the weak in Jesus' name.
It is a great day to rmember those charities who need help and donations for them to stay functioning and to develop and grow.
Why not give something to a charity or to Children in Need today?