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. Sitting there quietly in the darkness they heard a strange sound – one they could not identify. When they stood up and turned around they saw an elderly lady 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, 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 for Today: Galatians 6:4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.