Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Not Tomorrow, TODAY~

Do not withhold good from those who deserve it
when it’s in your power to help them.
If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say,
“Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.” Proverbs 3:27-28, NLT


Every morning on my way to work, I see a woman standing on a street corner. Each day she is holding a cardboard sign, probably one of only a few things she can call her own. The lettering on the sign is awkward and the words are difficult to read. The need in this woman’s life, however, is clear to see and painfully easy to understand.

Yet, each and every morning, I drive pass without stopping to help.

Homeless
{Photo Credit}
As I see the look of desperation on her face, I once again remind myself to fill a bag with food and clothing to give to her tomorrow. But shamefully, tomorrow never comes. Each morning the woman is there, but my help for her, is not.

We are to be God’s hands and feet to a world in need. Our thoughts and our best intentions do not take away hunger pains.  Our sympathetic smiles do not bring comfort or heal the hurt of a desperate heart.  We need to take action. The time to for us to help is now.

Heavenly Father, This very day, at this very hour, may we be willing to be used by you to make a difference in the lives of those you place before us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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4 comments:

  1. Stacy, I always look so forward to reading your posts. This one really touched my heart because I, like you, get too busy to remember to do what God wants us to do for those less fortunate. Thank you for reminding all of us to be more watchful, more thoughtful of the needs of others.

    God bless you as you write!

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  2. Amen! The time is now to act in His name. May we each remember this. Thank you for the reminder.

    I am your newest follower!

    joy and blessings to you,
    Alida

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  3. "The time to help is now." Asking God to show me where He wants me so that I may offer help.

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  4. Hi Stacy - I know what you mean - and if we are to be His hands and feet, we need to be more practical, hence the hands and feet. Great reminder and gentle nudge
    God bless
    Tracy

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