A little girl took her first elevator ride with her father. When they arrived at the top floor, he asked, “What did you think of that? Did you like it?”
“I don’t know, Daddy,” she replied. “It was kind of funny. We got into this little house, and then the upstairs came down.”
An amusing little story, isn’t it? But that’s exactly what happened when God sent His Son into the world. God sent Jesus, His Son, into the world to give us life and light, hope and healing, grace and goodness.
We are expected to do the same through Him. We are to take the message of salvation to others, light up the dark pathways of those who are still blinded by sin, give hope to those who are unable to see past their problems, show grace to those who are burdened beyond measure and demonstrate goodness to those who are in need by sharing our possessions with them.
It is not enough that we know God’s “Golden Rule.” He expects us to live it every day of our lives.
Prayer: Help me, Dear Jesus, to live as You lived and do as You did that I might give to others what You gave to me. May I take a little bit of heaven to others because You brought all of heaven to me. In Your Name. Amen.
Scripture: John 10:9-18 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me – just as the Father knows me and I know the Father – and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.