While a teenager, Jean Nidetch enjoyed walking through a park near her home. Day after day she saw children sitting in swings as mothers enjoyed themselves talking and laughing. While the mothers seemed to be enjoying one another, the children appeared to be neglected. One day she started to push them gently. Then she taught them how to pull on the ropes to set their swings in motion. Soon the children were able to swing on their own and enjoy themselves while their mothers visited.
It brought her much satisfaction to see the children having so much fun. It was from that experience that she found her role in life. She once said, “My role in life is giving others a push.” Ms. Nidetch went on to become the founder of Weight Watchers.
One day Andrew found his brother Peter and gave him a “push” toward the Lord. It took someone’s “push” for Peter to become a powerful leader. We must always look for opportunities to “push” people toward our Savior and Lord.
Prayer: Father, may we constantly look for ways to “give others a push” toward Jesus our Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: John 1:34-43 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus.