Thursday, April 14, 2011

Do What Is Needed

The bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City was a tragedy that struck at the heart of America. The disaster prompted many individuals and teams from across the nation to put whatever they were doing aside and help meet the needs of the survivors.

One rescue team had been working for hours and finally stopped to rest at two in the morning. As they were sitting there, they heard a sound that they did not expect to hear. Turning around they saw a woman sweeping debris into a neat pile.

“Where are you from?” asked a member of the rescue team.

“Dallas,” came the reply. “I can’t do very much but when I offered to help they told me the most important thing I could do was to help clean things up. So I got a broom and started to sweep.”

Whenever we do what needs to be done, no matter how small or insignificant, and do the best we can as we are doing it, we honor God and bless His name. We never need to compare our work with the work of others if we are doing what God has called us to do. If our heart is right, our work is right and needed.

Prayer: Help us, Father, to honor You by helping others in their times of need, doing whatever we can. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Galatians 6:4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

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