February 20, 2022

The Shepherd's Corner

In one of his books, John C. Maxwell, quotes the good advice given by his friend, Zig Ziglar, “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”  O how true! When we help others, we are helping ourselves. When we bless others, God will bless us.  On the contrary if we do not help others get what they want and only think of ourselves, we will leave behind no blessings.  Worse yet, we might leave behind trashes.  

Several months ago, we have new neighbors--an older woman and her younger sister. When they were moving in, I offered my help.  They gladly accepted it, so I happily gave them a hand.  Since then, Santy and I cannot count how many times they have delivered food to our door.  When they found out that I just had a surgery, they made me chicken soup!  I gave so little, yet I’ve received so much. 

We help or give not for the high return; in fact, we should not even think of it.  When we help or give, it should be because we care.  But there is another reason why we help or give: It is because of God; we do it for Him.  In Matthew 25 we are given a glimpse to the Last Judgment.  The key verse of that passage is found in Verse 40, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”  Whatever we do for the least of the hunger, the thirsty, the strangers, the unclothed, the sick, and the prisoners, we do for Jesus, and that is how God will judge us. 

I thank God for you.  Last Wednesday for the first time Tante Agnes began attending our Bible Study again.  She was frail and unable to walk on her own.  It was then I saw you look after her; you held her so she would not fall; you even helped her go to the bathroom.  What you did for her—and for so many others—you did for Jesus. 

Pastor Paul

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