Let your heart’s desires be to serve the Lord. If this is your heart’s intent then your love won’t stop there. You will also learn to deeply love one another. In your daily walk, people will no longer be unnoticed. Your sweet hello will bring another person’s sadness into joy. People around you may be struggling with many different things in life, including depression, loss of a family member, or marriage problems but your kind words could be what they need to hear to be uplifted. Your willingness to talk to someone in need can make their whole day. Giving them the time they need in conversation speaks much of your love. Sometimes people just need a shoulder to cry on. Even a small gesture of kindness can impact them greatly. So look around and say hello to people. Ask them how their day is. Listen to them and attempt to relate if they feel down. When it feels right, tell them you care for them. Tell them you are there with them because you love them. Even more so, tell them that God loves them even more. Because of His great love for us, Jesus died for our sins. We can be forgiven because of His mercy. These are not just words but hope for this generation. His love is for all mankind. Anyone lost or discouraged needs to know that we love them as God loves them. Through each of us, God can deliver people the hope they need.
Tonight, I was visiting my mom, at her assisted living facility, when I saw this older gentlemen standing outside. He looked down and depressed. So my two daughters and I walked up to him and said hello. We asked him how he was doing. He said, “not to good”. In this, I asked if he was OK. He said, he wasn’t. He said that he didn’t feel loved by anyone. I asked if he knew people here and he said, no. Nobody around him has made an effort to talk with him. For this reason, he didn’t believe anybody cared for him. I felt so bad for him. It hurt me to see him feel so bad. So after hearing his story, I told him we are here because we love him. I then touched his shoulder and told him that we truly care for him. With tears in his eyes, he said “thank you so much”. As we were leaving, I told him, “God bless you”. He looked so much happier. I am grateful for my time with him. That his burdens were lifted. Paul taught, 1“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” Caring for one another is obeying God’s commands. 1“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men.”
Let us pray:
Thank You Lord for giving me the desire to visit my mom today. If I hadn’t been there, who knows what could have happened to this kind old man. Thank You for putting him in my path to care for. I pray that his burdens were made light, this day. I love You.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Galatians 6:2-5,9,10 (KJV)
2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Artist: Aaron Spiro
Song: Bear Each Other’s Burdens