Lending a Helping Hand

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~July 7, 2020 – Morning Devotion ~

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went unto him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest, when I come again, I will repay thee. ~ Luke 10:33-35, KJV ~

Jesus shared the parable of the Good Samaritan, a man who helped another fellow traveler when no other person was willing. His instructions were clear. Like the disciples, we ask: Who is our neighbor? Christ’s response – those who stand in need. Those who are broken. The marginalized. The one’s suffering and perishing. These are our neighbors. They are those individuals that Christ may send into our lives to bless. And, when things happen, we are called to step up to the plate and do something to bring peace, comfort, and show God’s divine mercy and love.

What are you being called to do? How are you to minister to those in need within your Church, community, workplace, neighborhood? Share kind words, preform good deeds out of the kindness of your heart and take your concerns to the Lord in prayer. It’s never enough to offer a statement of, I will pray that God’s will be done. God’s will is for us to rise up and serve one another. We are called to lend a helping hand – especially in our society today.

~ Today’s Prayer and Meditation ~

Heavenly Father, help me serve those in need and bring comfort into their lives. Let me be a blessing to them who are downtrodden so that they may have a taste of your love, mercy, and grace. Let me be the source of their comfort for today. And, I do this in the remembrance of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

One thought on “Lending a Helping Hand

  1. discerning, Romans 12, I see as a great fit, and to hear, what is our part of the Body to function in God’s will for each one of us

    Noting this also, it was the Samaritan, not the leaders, that had the compassion and not worried what others might think
    Amazing, not that I have ever not been proud, or a Howard better than others, I have, and am in trust to the King to show me when and when not to, as well as what, seeing Ecclesiastes, falls in order too.
    Thank you for the post Brother

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