A soldier was assigned the responsibility of driving a senator from the airport to a military installation. Between the baggage claim area and the vehicle, he noticed an elderly lady struggling to pull her suitcase behind her. He immediately went to her rescue and pulled the bag until they met her waiting family. He then paused to help a young mother secure her child in a stroller. After that, he helped a man who was having a difficult time opening the door to the restroom.
Impressed, the senator asked, “How is it that you see so many people who need help and immediately go to their rescue?”
After a moment of silence, he replied quietly, “During my tour of duty in Vietnam, it was my job to clear minefields. I never knew if my next step would be my last. It was there that I learned to get the most out of every moment because, in life, it’s now or never.”
Paul summed it up this way: “Share each other’s troubles and problems because if you do so, you will obey the law of Christ.” We, as Christians, have a responsibility to God and to others who are faced with a difficult situation, to help them in their time of need. It can be as simple as opening a door or as complex as helping them through the loss of a loved one.
The size of the problem does not matter to God. What matters most to Him is the willingness of His children to help those in need.
Prayer: We pray, Lord, for eyes that see the needs of others, ears that hear the cries of others, hearts that are open to others, and hands that are willing to help others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
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