I’m considering people today. They are amazing, you know.
Just think about someone you know; a family member perhaps. What they like; what they don’t; what they are good at; what just turns their stomach. Like, some just adore babies, anybody’s baby; just get a baby within sight and they are drawn to that little one like a magnet to a skillet. Or perhaps not. Perhaps another says I wouldn’t take a million dollars for any one of my children but I wouldn’t give you a nickel for another one. Seriously. It’s been said.
People are amazing! So individual. So different. The Great Designer laid out a pattern to join cells, organs, circulatory systems, bones, muscles, tissue, DNA; following the same pattern for each and every unique human specimen – no two exactly alike; unless you consider this: each and every model must have oxygen, water, food and love or it will die.
So when I consider people, their likes, their dislikes, their habits, everything that makes them who they are – so different from me. They need just what I need: oxygen, water, food, (oh yeah, clothes and a place to live are pretty much a necessity too) and love. And the greatest of these is love.
So here’s what I’m thinking.
Oxygen. Perhaps I will not be called upon often to share my supply with another but could I not somehow offer a prayer or more for One laboring to breathe?
Water. Such a precious thing. Those of us with an abundant supply could be moved to help those lacking this vital necessity. Perhaps we could start with thanksgiving as we turn on the faucet and that clean, clear, life-sustaining supply wets our toothbrushes. Perhaps our thanks will inspire us to pray (or more) for water for those so thirsty.
Food. Oh my goodness. How do I even broach this? Could I open my frig and my pantry and give thanks? Could I contribute to a food pantry?
Love. God is love the Bible says. Do I have love? Do I dwell in love?
15 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food, 16 and someone says to him, “Shalom! Keep warm and eat hearty!” without giving him what he needs, what good does it do? via James 2 KJV;CJB – My brethren, have not the faith of our – Bible Gateway.
17 If someone has worldly possessions and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how can he be loving God? 18 Children, let us love not with words and talk, but with actions and in reality! via 1 John 3 KJV;CJB – Behold, what manner of love the Father – Bible Gateway.
I have to tell you my Friends, I stepped into this one; and with His help and His grace I am ready for Him to enable me to walk in it.
Thank you for listening.
Day 240 of 2014, a day to give Thanks.
ABBA, I had no idea when we began this that we were going here but now that we are here, I pray for Your grace, conviction, direction, discernment, wisdom, resources, determination and most of all Your love to walk it out for Your glory. Hold my feet to the fire I pray in YESHUA’s holy name.