Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Find A Need And Fill It

It was time for class elections. There was one student in the room whom everyone liked. Unfortunately, he had no skills or talents. The nominating committee got together and decided to make him president.

When asked why, they said, “Well, he can’t write plainly, so he can’t be our secretary.” Another said, “That’s right, and he can’t add or subtract so he can’t be our treasurer. If we didn’t choose him for something, he’d feel bad. So we made him president.”

Jesus said, “Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servants also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.” Whenever we commit our lives to Jesus Christ, and declare to the world that we are His followers, we give ourselves to serving others by showing compassion and kindness as He did. We are obligated to Him to offer help to the helpless, compassion and counsel to the condemned, and even kindness to those who would ridicule Christ.

Mother Teresa said, “Being unwanted, unloved and uncared for, I think, is more painful and a much greater hunger than the person who has nothing to eat…we must find each other.”

For Jesus’ sake, we must find the ones with disabilities and emphasize their possibilities, the ones with fears must be fortified with faith and the ones without salvation must be brought to the Savior.

Prayer: Lord, open our eyes that we may clearly see those around us who need help and hope, kindness and compassion, that in us they will see You. In Your Name, Amen.

Scripture: 1 John 3:11-20

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