I’ve had days when my ice cream cone slipped from my grasp, haven’t you? When it seems like nothing is going right, it’s so nice when a person comes alongside to help me out. A simple gesture of kindness goes such a long way in renewing my faith in human nature.
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. – Ephesians 4:32
I have a friend who says she will be kind to others between the hours of 6 pm and midnight. Of course, those are the hours that she is home from work and will not socialize or interact with any people. I shoot her a glare of disapproval over my glasses and inevitably get a very large grin in reply.
Most of the world will not inconvenience itself to give a hand up. That’s very sad because they miss a great blessing and the poor person needing help still needs help. We need to be on the lookout for ways to show God’s love. We need to be aware of our surroundings and ready to help. We need to BE PRESENT.
Even if it inconveniences us? Well… yes! YES, because although we are late getting somewhere or on our own schedule, it is God’s will that we stop to help another person. You know, it could be an angel unaware.
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. – Hebrews 13:2
Has it occurred to you that God may be detaining you to keep you out of harm’s way? We see these inconveniences as hurdles when maybe we need to be thanking God for them. Now, back to those angels. Yes, angels come in human form and walk among us.
Listen to The Newsboys sing “Entertaining Angels” on You Tube.
Of course, an angel doesn’t really need our help, but God sends them here for us. Think of it as an opportunity to be on your best behavior.
I understand that we have places to go and people to see and we all gauge our lives around the clock. Today I want to challenge you to look at something other than your watch or the clock on the wall. There is coming a time when time won’t matter – none of the things we put such importance on now will matter anymore.
The King of Kings will want to know… Did you feed my sheep?
Was it too much of an inconvenience for you?