Too Busy to Stop and too Big to Stoop

From "Word for Today"


"The members should have the same care one for another and whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it." 1Cor.12:25,26


Recently I heard of a group of Downs syndrome children who were running in the Special Olympics. The television cameras were on and thousands of parents watched in the grandstand as these courageous kids reached the last corner. Suddenly, one of them fell and immediately ALL OF THE OTHERS STOPPED, HELPED HIM UP AND THEN THEY ALL TOOK OFF RUNNING TOGETHER TOWARD THE FINISH LINE!

What a lesson for you and me. When ANY child of God falls, EVERY child of God should feel the pain. Is that how you feel? Or does their removal from the race make you feel better about your own chances of winning? That is not the way it works in God's kingdom. Listen, "Share each other's troubles and problems and so obey our Lord's command. If anyone thinks he is too great to stoop to this, he is fooling himself. He is really a nobody!" (Gal.6:2,3) In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus told of two very religious people who were too busy to stop and too big to stoop. He also told of a good Samaritan who went to the side of a dying man, picked him up, took care of him and paid the price to make him whole. Then He said to His listeners, "Go, and do thou likewise." (Lk.10:37) All around you today are hurting people whom you can reach if you are not too busy to stop or too big to stoop.



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