I’m almost finished going through my grandma’s letters, I wanted to detour today (mostly because I woke up late!) Once I’m finished with her letters we will be going through mostly Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.
Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person. Proverbs 3:27
It’s amazing that our God is so big and so complete, that he doesn’t need us at all, but still chooses to allow us to be his hands and feet at times.
Why would we want to pass that up?
Yet we do. We don’t have time. We are too busy. They don’t ‘deserve’ it.
And yes, even this version says someone who ‘deserves’ your help.
You didn’t deserve a perfect savior to die on the cross for you – yet he did. So… everyone deserves your help. You are not anything in comparison with the Son of God. Don’t be offended by that. None of us are. We’re all sinners.
So to pass up the opportunity to help some one is simply ridiculous.
We were on vacation last week and we stopped to get gas. There was a couple of ladies blocking one of the gas pumps with their hood up and while we were waiting for the guy ahead of us to move, Wes looked under the hood. “Oh, goodness… that car will never crank like that.”
I would tell you what was wrong.. but… I don’t know. Wes knows cars. So he hops out and asks the ladies “Hey, ya’ll need some help?”
He wiggled some stuff under there, we backed out truck up to them and jumped them off. It didn’t take us 20 minutes to stop and help.
What happened in between was sort of crazy though. As Wes was looking under the hood another man came up and asked the women, (not so nicely) how much longer they were going to be blocking the pump, because he needed gas.
I mean, part of me wanted to ask him if he was driving legally, because he clearly couldn’t see the situation. It was pretty obvious that Wesley wasn’t with these women, (not going into any detail there) and was helping them figure out what was wrong. And yet, his response wasn’t how can I help too? It was when will this be over because its preventing my day from continuing.
(Lets clarify, there are 3 other pumps that would eventually come free, too.)
We got the car cranked, and moved and the guy was happy about that.
But that’s a perfect example of what Christ will do in your life. It will change you from a “move out of my way” mentality to “Let me help you get on your way” mentality.
I’m happy to be on the ‘helping’ side. And it’s all because of Christ. Nothing in us.
Choose that side today as well.
Vacation Pictures! That’s why my blog is late this am. I woke up at 8, and then had to blog. So, I hope it’s worth it 🙂
If you want to see them all, you can view them on my flickr. I’m just going to post the best ones here.
What a cutie pie!
And one of my faves from the trip.
We had a blast. And were gone long enough for me to miss being at home and dealing with the every day stuff. I’m glad to be home. It’s 3 days later and I’m still doing laundry and cleaning my house to finish unpacking. I’ll be glad when my house is completely back in order.
I’m also prioritizing. If my house isn’t perfect, and my kids are better taken care of than my house, then I’m okay with that. So if you stop by unexpectedly and my house is a mess, then know that my kids won’t be such a mess when they get older. I’m trying to invest my time more wisely.
Hope your day is great!