Monday, January 30, 2012

Have You Ever Felt You Just Had To.....

.... do what the two amazing ladies in the last posting did for my son?  One felt very led by God to try to help him and one wanted to do something nice for him "just 'cause....".  Neither of them was asking for any sort of thank you although they got them from all 3 of us of course.

Have you ever just felt like you wanted to do something nice for someone but it seemed too wierd or odd or strange or silly or.......?

May I encourage you to do it anyway?  Whether or not it makes sense to you?  Whether or not it seems too wierd or odd or strange or silly?  Whether or not it seems appropriate to do it openly or in secret?  Whether or not you ever receive a thank you or any sort of acknowledgement?

Maybe that really nice thing you do for that person, that thing that seems too wierd or odd or strange or silly, is exactly what that person needs to continue on in life........to feel encouraged to stay motivated to follow a healthy plan of action.........to realize someone out there, maybe someone they barely know, has noticed their existence and feels they are worthy of good things.  Maybe you are in some way saving a life from discouragement or shame or fear.  Maybe you are even saving a life....

When Jesus healed the lepers only one of them returned to thank him.  I suspect Jesus knew that would happen.  He healed them anyway.  He saved their lives by healing their bodies and so gave them time and opportunity to receive healing of soul and spirit.




 

4 comments:

chris e. said...

Silly as in...sending a blind person a couple of water pistols??? Yes. That was a difficult one. All i could do was pack them up and say 'Lord, i sure hope this one is from you!'

Susan said...

Yup! You never know sometimes what the outcome is going to be, but doing nice things for people is rarely the wrong action.

Penny said...

thanks for this encouragement.... sometimes it just seems so silly and out of context, but like you said, it might just be what the receipent needs. I am overwhelmed with the reminder of how God works thru us, even in ways that seem so out of this world. Hugs galore special friend.

Susan said...

Glad it was encouraging Penny. It encourages me just remembering the good things others have done for us over the years........others like you! Bless you!!