Monday, December 29, 2014
It is amazing to me, how we can get so caught up in ourselves, we forget how good we really have it.
Take me, for instance.
I had surgery about 6 weeks ago. Major surgery. And I have been laying around complaining about how I am not getting better fast enough.....tired of laying around, need to get back to the store. (I own my own shop. wonderful help, but they cannot help forever). I miss being around people, so much to do, and so on and so on.
Now, to think of others:
I am on FB, too much really....when I see a notice from a friend asking for prayer for a young man who has been in a serious accident, and is in critical condition in ICU, and needing surgery....but having to wait till they can do one thing in order to do the next.
The picture showed his car. Totaled, as in, I had a hard time figuring out which end was which. And this nice young man was pictured next to the picture of the car......
It does not sound good.
My whole point here is, that sure took my mind off my own little problems....
Now my prayers are not for myself to get better quicker, but for this young man, his parents, and sisters....
God thinks of us more than there are grains of sand, (Ps.139:17,18) and He has our overall best in mind in all His plans for us, and for those who love us, and love Him.
So, who and what are we praying for? something we want? a 'thing'? better health for ourselves?
How about praying for those who are much worse off than we are. It is not hard to find them if we only look outside ourselves.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
On my walk this morning, I passed a man who was going the opposite way.
"How you doing?" he asked quietly.
" Great" I said. "How about you?"
(All this while walking quickly past him.)
"Oh", in a lowered voice he said, "I guess OK."
and he slowed his pace even more.
In my rush to get home I gave him the thumbs up
and "better than horrible."
did i just really say that?
how would i feel if i was just doing 'OK' and wishing someone cared?
what could i have said?
'hope it gets better'?
'pray it gets better'?
"I'm late. I'm late. gotta get ready,
gotta get there.
I'm late I'm late. can't take time to care."
should i have paused, in my hurried world,
and taken time to care?
"I'm late I'm late....."
get where? church?
to sing, to hug, to get fed?
to hope someone cares more about me more than
I cared about a hurting person I passed on my walk?
or should i have stopped and taken time to
care about his person, maybe a lost soul?
I think we all know the answer to that....
Not that there is anything wrong with all the hugging,
and being fed ourselves, but there are times when we need
to reach out to others too.
Maybe even those who are not in our building
on Sunday mornings.....
I'm late. I'm late.
but gotta take time to care.
Be blessed everyone.
Jesus took time to care...