A couple of quotes that I’ve had lying around for a while seemed to jump out at me this morning…
“If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you’ll end up not doing anything for anybody.” (Malcolm Bane)
“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” —Ronald Reagan
Be the somebody who helps somebody else today. The who is unimportant. The how is unimportant. The what is unimportant. It’s the doing that’s important. The need is all around you.
Don’t just say that you’d like to help. Opening your wallet to help is good; but, opening your eyes and heart and jumping in to actually do something is better. By your actions, those in need shall know that you are a Christian. By your actions, you shall know that you are a Christian. By your actions, Jesus shall know that you are a Christian.
In James 2: 14-17 we read – “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”
Edgar Guest out it this way – “I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day.” Let the world see your sermon in the good works that you do for others.
Be a sermon this weekend. Find a need and fill it. Find someone wanting and be their giver. Do something for someone.
Can I get an Amen to that?