Who are the forgotten people in your world? Who are the people that you look past each day, the people who you don’t see? Maybe it’s an elderly relative in the nursing home, or a coworker that you’ve never really talked to. It could even be your next door neighbor. We each have forgotten people in our lives.
Life is busy and life is full. Too full. Between home maintenance, job, kids (fur babies count!), relationships, church, God, and on and on, the list never ends. There’s never time for Me much less anything additional. But in the busyness, sometimes we don’t stop and look around us. Who are the people surrounding us in our busyness that are lost, hurting, lonely, and needy?
Those people need someone who will take the time to stop and love them. Stop and fill not only their earthly need, but also their heavenly need. Maybe that means having your kids do an art project (checking the ‘mom box’) and delivering the artwork to the nursing home one morning. Or maybe that means baking some cookies and delivering it to your neighbor. It could look like you inviting your coworker to lunch. Write down your favorite Bible verse on a scrap of paper and hand it to the homeless man with a five dollar bill. Stay late after Bible study one night to hear the heart of a woman in your group.
There will always be hurting people in this world. It’s not our job to fix them or solve their problems. But it is our job to see them, to love them, and to share Christ’s love with them. Look around you. Look at the hurting people that you see. Pick one, just one, and love on them today. Then in a few days pick another and love on them. Keep loving on people as Christ calls you for His will, for His purpose and for His glory in your life.
Hebrews 13:16 – And do not forget to do good and share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
Matthew 5:42 – Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
Philippians 2:4 0 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
John 15:13 – Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
Matthew 5:4-10 says “Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.”
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