How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? (1 John 3:17
Ginny debated what to do. Should she help this woman or should she go home to do her chores? The girl decided to help the older woman find her daughter's home.
As they were walking through the neighborhood, the girl began talking with the elderly woman. "I told her about the stores and the shortcuts, and I told her where the phones are. I asked her where she lived, and pretty soon she was telling me everything." They soon discovered they had much in common. Their lives connected. "We got to be pretty good friends by the time we were there, where her daughter lives, and her grandchildren." The older woman was tired and out of breath when they finally found their destination. She thanked the girl for helping her. "She said thank you so many times I thought she'd never stop!" Ginny said. "She grabbed my arm, and she said God sent me to her, and she'd pray to Him later, before she went to sleep, to thank Him for me." At first Ginny wasn't sure the woman was serious. "But I looked at her, and she had tears in her eyes, so I knew she was." Walking, the girl gained a new insight. "Maybe God puts you here," she says, "and He gives you these hints of what's ahead, and you should pay attention to them, because that's Him speaking to you."
That's good advice for us. We need to listen to the prompts that God give us to help those in need.
Lord Jesus, you done so much to help me. Remind me to listen closely to your nudges to help others. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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