WEEK 30: Wednesday

Wednesday

DAY 3

Do you care for others genuinely?

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:16 (NIV)


 

The September 2000 issue of Carolina Country magazine writes the story of an unusual funeral home. A drive-through viewing window was installed for people to view the body of the deceased without ever getting out of their cars.

 

Sounds scary or funny? Sounds we are in a hurry. It misses the point of being able to bring a sense of solidarity and comfort to the grieving family.

 

With the advances in technology today, if we don’t learn to control them, eventually, they will control us. We will lose the opportunity to have genuine friendships.

 

‘Look Up’ is the lesson this video teaches us. In a world that continues to find ways to build genuine friendships through technology, we end up feeling alone.

 

 

Building genuine friendships takes time.

 

Paul said it beautifully:

When I am with those whose consciences bother them easily, I don’t act as though I know it all and don’t say they are foolish; the result is that they are willing to let me help them. Yes, whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so that he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him. 1 Corinthians 9:22 (TLB)

 

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

A huge crowd kept following Christ because he had compassion on them.

 

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

 

As the Chorus of a song would say…

 

“Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

May the fire of our devotion light their way

May the footprints that we leave

Lead them to believe

And the lives we live inspire them to obey

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful”

 

Let your faithful walk with Christ become the guiding light of others.

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