The Wanderer

As I walked through the wilderness of this world …

A good time to be a Christian

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So, here we are again:

Yes, this morning the whole country seems to be under the snow. We have three or four inches here.

This is an opportunity to show what Christians are made of.

Do you have neighbours – especially the vulnerable, like widows, single mums, young families, wheelchair-bound, or the like – whose paths and drives might need clearing? Who might appreciate a few provisions? Who would be grateful for a check-up to make sure that they are OK, and perhaps a friendly token of food or some other expression of care?

Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. (James 1:27)

Once the widders and others are covered, what about the rest? Why not help the able-bodied and the fit, the hale and the hearty? Show that you follow the one who “went about doing good” and called us to follow him:

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:9-10)

So, let us get out of our beds, off our backsides, into the streets, and show gospel love to our fellow men, and so demonstrate that our Saviour changes a man’s heart, and in doing so let us win a hearing for the good news.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Wednesday 1 December 2010 at 08:49

Posted in Christian living

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