She was a tiny and elderly lady when he spotted her struggling to get her cart out to her car. She had parked close to the store and in an awkward position. “Mam, may I help you?” he asked. “Oh yes, thank you. I thought I would never get my cart out the door.” He walked closer to her and said, “I’ll be happy to help you.” At her direction, he started placing the items in the back seat of her car. When finished he turned to say goodbye. She simply said, “Jesus sent you today.”
Do we go about doing good? Do we respond when we see someone in need? I feel certain that most of us take the time to help when we are given an opportunity. Jesus sends each of us. Our marching orders are in Mark 16:15. Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” The Bible says, “Therefore, as we have opportunity let us do good to all men especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10).
Someone has said, “I don’t care how much you know until I see how much you care.” The opportunity to teach someone the gospel of Christ is so much easier when they have seen what we have to offer in action.
Annie Johnston Flint wrote the following poem that is worthy of memorizing.
Christ has no hands but our hands to do His work today
He has no feet but our feet to lead men in the way
He has no tongue but our tongue to tell men how He died
He has no help but our help to bring them to His side.
We are the only Bible the careless world will read,
We are the sinner’s gospel; we are the scoffer’s creed;
We are the Lord’s last message, given in word or deed;
What if the type is crooked? What if the print is blurred?
What if our hands are busy with other work than His?
What if our feet are walking where sin’s allurement is?
What if our tongue is speaking of things His lips would spurn?
How can we hope to help Him or welcome His return?
Do we allow Jesus to send us every day?
#Good deeds #helping