Monday, November 23, 2015

Who Needs Us?

It was bedtime and Will was upstairs getting ready for his evening prayers. Dad was sitting in his favorite chair waiting to pray with his son.
“Hey Dad,” said Will, “come up and help me undress and put my pajamas on.”
“Come on, Will,” said his Dad, “you know how to do all that. You’ve done it many times before.”
“Yea,” he admitted, “but sometimes people need people, even if they can do things by themselves.”
How very true!
Life, at times, is a battle. The odds we face seem insurmountable, the challenges become almost more than we can bear and the clouds gather for a storm that could sink our little boat. Then what?
David said, “I look for someone to come and help me but no one gives me a passing thought…no one cares a bit what happens to me…then I pray to You, oh Lord.”
Certainly we can call upon the Lord for protection, wisdom and strength. But many do not know our Lord and do not know what is available. So, He brings them into our life that we may reach out to them in love and mercy, care and compassion, giving them hope and help as He does us.
It’s like Will said, “People need people!” We need to reach out to those who need our help wherever that are – whoever.
Prayer: Open our eyes, Father, to see those around us who are in need, begging for someone to give hope and help. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 142:4-5 I cried out to You, O Lord: I said, “You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.

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