We should always be quick to do good things and lend a helping hand towards
those who can't do it for themselves. To see the benefit of being helpful,
all one needs to do is put themselves in the other person's place. If we
were the ones in need, how thankful would we be for another person's help
and attention! Just as we know we would be appreciative, we should make
the same effort to do all we can to help and show that we do care about
them. The benefit will not only be to the recipient, but also to
ourselves. God who sees all things will be just to give us a reward for
treating others the way we would want to be treated. Remember, Jesus said
whatever good we do for others; it is equivalent to doing it to the Lord
Himself. (James 1:27) (Luke 6:31) (Matthew 6:1-4) (Luke 6:35-36) (Mark 9:41)
I hope this message encourages your heart to never be quick to dismiss
doing something nice for someone else. As miniscule as it may seem to
you, it may be very important to the recipient. Spend an extra minute to
make sure that they were not left wanting.
A ROSE IS A WEED IS A ROSE
Seeing the United Parcel Truck pull into my driveway; I opened the garage
door knowing that another package has arrived helping us with the Christmas
in July Party we were putting together for the orphans at a local orphanage.
As I stood watching the driver get the packages from the back of the
truck; I saw Madison, my three year old granddaughter, picking weeds from
“These are for my mommy and daddy,” she replied, as she held out a hand
full of worthless little weeds. I just smiled and nodded my head as I
looked at her tight little closed fist.
The UPS driver walked into the garage and sat the two packages down on the
wooden bench. He and I stood talking about the numerous baseballs gloves,
baseball bats, helmets and baseballs sitting about the room. I told him I
had been raised in a Jacksonville, Florida orphanage and that during my
entire childhood I never once owned anything of my own. I told him that
these presents were for the children themselves and not for the orphanage.
After taking for a few minutes, the driver told me he had to leave. He
waived and began walking back down the driveway. I turned around, locked
the garage door and began walking up onto the front porch. Just as I closed
the dog gate, Madison came running up to where I was standing.
“My flowers my flowers,” she screamed aloud.
I soon realized that I had locked her weeds in the garage. “We’ll get them
later,” I told her. I just did not want to walk back down the stairs and
unlock the garage door for a bunch of worthless weeds. It was just not
worth the effort.
Putting my hand onto her small shoulder, I began directing her back into
the house. After about ten feet, I stopped dead in my tracks.
“You can walk out to the garage for the kids in the orphanage, but you
cannot walk to the garage for your granddaughter?” I kept thinking. “Those
baseball gloves are like gold to those orphan children just as those weeds
are beautiful flowers to your granddaughter,” I thought.
I turned around, walked back to the end of the porch and opened the dog
gate. Then I walked down the three stairs, took out my keys and opened the
garage door. Madison ran past me, grabbed the little treasures, which she
had picked just moments before and she stood there smiling. I knelt down
and looked through the green, now drooping, limp, sagging lifeless weeds
and I smiled as I saw the beauty of a dozen beautiful red roses reflecting
in her eyes.
By Roger Dean Kiser
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
1 John 4:10-12 “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved
us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God
so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at
any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is
perfected in us.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth
not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself
unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things,
believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity
Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus says, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is
set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it
under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are
in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your
good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
1 John 4:7-11 “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and
every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not
knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God
toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that
we might live through Him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that
He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved,
if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.”
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: WISE WORDS
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Today's Selected Testimony: GOD'S ALIVE AND WELL
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry