Friday, May 8, 2015

Do You Care?

An elderly lady asked a young child, “How do you do, my dear?”

“Fine, thank you,” came the reply.

There was a pause, and finally the lady asked, “Why don’t you ask me how I am doing?”

After thinking for a moment, the child replied, “You know, I don’t really care how you are doing!”

Demonstrating care for others is an important responsibility of the Christian. In fact, first century Christians were recognized by the saying, “My how they love one another!” Sadly, that is not always true today.

In His wisdom, God has connected all of us together, believers and nonbelievers. No one is self-sufficient or able to act independently of others and never require help from anyone. We must never think that we are ever excused from the responsibility of giving help to those in need.

We read in God’s Word that “we will reap whatever we sow.” As someone once said, “You can’t plant corn and expect to get a crop of watermelons.” Although we may not want to believe it, we will only get what we have planted. We see it in the laws of nature and we find it in the laws of God as well. Everything we do has predictable results. If we sow care, we can be assured of receiving care. Christians must always live God’s love.

Prayer: Help us, Father, to be alert to the needs of others. May we always show Your care to everyone. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Galatians 6:1-10  Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

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