I have to be honest…
As soon as I woke this morning, I read this verse, and God spoke, but, I carried on reading, and reading, and reading
It’s the kind of verse that will speak to us all in many ways, but for a lot of us, we roll our eyes at the thought of “another” person needing our help…I mean, we’re all busy, right?
Those who have a heart for helping others, see a need, and they desire to make a difference – somehow.
Yet, for some, we can remember countless times of ways we could have helped, but were unable to, for various reasons…
How many of us see that beggar on the side of the road each day?
How many of us see a homeless person sleeping with a blanket over their face?
How many of us see a Mother with five children screaming at each other in the supermarket?
How many of us see a person searching for money in their car, as they need gas/petrol?
How many of us see an elderly gentleman giving food back to the cashier because his pension doesn’t cover his daily needs?
How many of us see a neighbour struggling to maintain their gardens?
Someone recently said to me, “there is so much need in the world; one isn’t going to matter.”
I thought of the story of the starfish on the beach, where it got thrown back into the sea – it mattered to that starfish
Friend’s, my point is, we all judge others, whether it’s in a split second of picking getting to work on time or helping that individual, compared to that people-group that you may feel “doesn’t deserve to be helped” – but, my reluctant challenge for us this morning, is who does God say deserves to see good?
Let me put it another way…
Who did Jesus die for?
We need to be God’s “light” today, and every day…
I am not saying that you need to remortgage your house or sell your car, but this Scripture convicts, because we all have the power to help others in some way, to show God’s love to all
“He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” 2 Peter 3:9