Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sympathetic Smiles or Helping Hands?~ Day 7 {Make. It. Count.}

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.

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

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As I see the look of desperation on her face,
I once again remind myself
to fill a bag with food and clothing
to have ready to give to her tomorrow.

Shamefully, tomorrow never comes.

Each and every 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.

If we are going to make a difference, we need to take action.

If we are going to make our "concern" count, we need to do something.

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

The time to help is now.

It's time for you and I to Make. It. Count.

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1 comment:

  1. Stacy,
    Great post. Now I will go back and read the previous 6.


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