Friday, September 24, 2010

Stretching Our Souls

While cutting his grass, a man’s mower stopped running. He took it to be repaired. When he returned to get it, he asked the repairman for the bill. He was told, “Forget it. It was such a small thing to fix, that it’s free.”

But the man insisted on paying, taking some money from his pocket and presenting it to the man.

“Sir,” replied the mechanic, “I’m a Christian, and every now and then I do something to stretch my soul.”

John wrote about that when he said, “If anyone has enough money to live well and sees a brother in need and refuses to help – how can God’s love be in that person?”

When Christ comes in, His love goes out. All around us are people who have needs for the necessities of life. Everywhere we look people have burdens to bear, problems to solve, decisions to make, hearts to heal and sicknesses to survive.

When we see the needs of others and do something about them, we stretch our souls and show His love. We need to stretch our souls every day.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, open our eyes that we may see what Your eyes see, and then move in our hearts to help others even as You did. In Christ’s Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: 1 John 3:14-24

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