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|Posted on December 1, 2015 at 8:55 PM||comments ()|
The kindness of a gentle word when I am hurting or discouraged; the brilliance of a heart-felt smile to me when my world seems quiet, still, a little narrow; a hand reaching over to shake mine and holding it for just a few seconds, the warmth of that touch when I feel separated, isolated, unvalued; a direct look straight into my eyes when I feel that no one notices me, if I am here or not; all these wonderful human things are extensions of God the Father to us to say, "Yes, I know you are here and Yes, I really do care that you are."
I wonder, do you ever have days or seasons like that? I think, if we are honest, we would all say, "Yes!"
The mercy and the kindness of our Lord Jesus is a wonder to behold. He always knows and He always extends Himself to us. I hear people say quite often, "God never does those things for me." And yet, He does. You just choose not to see.
God uses people all around us to minister to us if we would only take the time to notice. Christian people are extensions of our God and are to be sure to do so.
Do you extend yourself to others for His sake? Are you filled with His compassion and mercy for others? Are you aware of the assignments God has for you each and every day, or are you missing it all? One of the laws of the Kingdom of God is to love your neighbor as yourself. We must do so. We all need encouragement, touch, love, compassion, and understanding. Pass it on so that when you need it, God will send someone to you to "pass it on!"
- Pastor Sandi
Mark 12:31 ........"The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself'. There is no commandment greater than these."
John 14:21 "Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him."Ephesians 4:32 "And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you."