Wednesday, September 19, 2012
POCKET CHANGE FOR JESUS
But it’s the parent who is often most delightful. There’s always the "What do you say?" nudge to the child. But then the parent looks at us and silently speaks words from his heart:
"Thank you for loving my child."
These experiences remind me of Jesus. It brings the point home that when we love others on behalf of Jesus, we are showing them the love He feels for them.
Showing Jesus’ love doesn’t have to be two weeks spent at a mission in Africa. It doesn’t have to be an emptying of the bank account to establish a presence in Tibet. It doesn’t have to mean quitting your job, selling your house and moving to Cambodia. It might be
A compliment to a frazzled store clerk
A smile and hello to a harried business man
A cup of coffee paid for the next car in the coffee drive through
A quarter to a child
When Jesus sent us into the world, He sent us into the whole world. Even the world in our country, our state, our city, our grocery store. To love others in His name. Because when we love them, He is loving them through us.
You can almost hear Jesus saying, "Thank you for loving my child."
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for the world and the people you have placed in it. We know you love all of us. Please show us ways to love others who come into our lives and to do so in your name. Amen.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? What is your favorite random act of kindness?