I was talking with a new friend of mine today who was telling her story of moving to North Carolina. Her granddaughter at age 3 became really sick and the doctors were not sure she was going to live.
Linda’s granddaughter had been going to the preschool at Jamestown Presbyterian Church when she became sick. Linda was not looking for God before the sickness, but the love and kindness her granddaughter was shown had an effect on her life.
We all have opportunities to touch the lives of other people. You may be afraid and shy away since that is what the majority will do, but that’s not the life God calls us to live. Be the one that takes action, that shows love, that is willing to take a stand and touch the lives of others.
I can tell you it is going to make your life more complicated. Having others in our life is always more complex that just doing our own thing, never worrying about others, but when you open up your life to others, you’ll find God at work in a powerful way.
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. – John 12:34-35
Father, each of us will go through pain and loss that we did not ask for and do not want. Help us to look beyond ourselves, to love and share our lives with others.