Just being there

10 Oct

Father, behold our family here assembled. We thank You for this place in which we dwell, for the love that unites us, for the peace accorded us this day, for the hope with which we expect tomorrow, for the health, the work, the food, and the bright skies that make our lives delightful; for our friends in all parts of the earth. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

We are all family to each other, everyone of us. With God as our Father, we are all brothers and sisters. Yet we seem to have so much trouble when it comes to reaching out and offering a hand up. Although we have no excuse, we always figure someone else will step forward and help, maybe someone better equipped than me. How soon we forget that when we were in our deepest need, He came forward and picked us up, loved us and gave us a new life.

Love others as I have loved you seems to go by the wayside when it is inconvenient for us to act. Did you ever think it just may be a test God is sending to see if you will lift Him up and shine His light for others? Maybe, just maybe, we are too tied up in the world of self, the what’s in it for me. As I see it all the graces of a Christian spring from the death of self.

Often with people you cannot completely alleviate their problem but, by being with them, whatever you can do for them makes a difference. A soft loving touch can do more to show people you care than just about anything else. Just knowing there is someone out there that cares will light up a persons world. The candle at the end of the tunnel. We either add to the darkness of indifference … or we light a candle to see by. It’s a choice we make everyday of our life. For me I would rather light a candle in someone’s life than add to the darkness. It is my nature to reach out and help.

God is in the business of restoration, and He’s been doing it for a long, long time. We’re merely His partners, His apprentices. We’re working with a pro! Today open your heart and let God’s touch bring restoration to those areas of your life that need repair. Then go and touch others with His restoring love. Be there for others and shine His light. Just being there will light up someone’s world. Share your light and love.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love,

Ed.

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