Day 4 – Caring
Romans 12:6-8 - We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
If we are open to serve Him, He will touch lives through us!!
A true story;
One day, in a conversation with a man, he shared that at one time in his life he lived on the streets of Philadelphia as a homeless person. He described the life and how he survived. I was captivated by his story. At one point, I asked him what had prompted him to leave the streets. He looked at me and he smiled and said,” well you know how Christians are; they are always in the park talking and handing out literature and praying. One day someone said something to me that caused me to realize I needed to go home. I don’t know what they said or who they were, but they changed my life”. Because of this story we know that somewhere in the Philadelphia area there is a volunteer for Christ that changed a life and most likely that person will never know it, but God knows it.
Another story of caring;
St. Augustine wrote about an experience he had one day. As he was walking down a road, he passed a leper and he moved to the other side of the road to avoid any contact. After some reflection, he decided to go back and assist the sick man. Once he had comforted him and done all he could do he started to leave. After only a few steps he turned to look back. The leper was gone. St. Augustine was convinced that the leper was Jesus. This story makes me wonder; how many times have we passed Jesus without stopping? How many times have we been given the opportunity to serve and didn’t take it?
Matthew 5:8 - Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
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Don’t waste your hurts, volunteer to serve those that are wounded by life like us.