Good Deeds

Good Deeds

Today while I was at Walmart I had just packed up the car and put my service dog in the back seat. As I was getting ready to back out I see this elderly woman looking around with a bewildered expression on her face. I could tell just by looking at her she misplaced her car. I’m familiar with the look from years of working in public service. I got out of my vehicle and asked if she needed assistance. She said almost ashamed she couldn’t find her car. After a few minutes another gentleman offered to help. With the 3 of us looking in the small parking lot it didn’t take long to find the vehicle.

In today’s lifestyle in this country we are often ‘to busy’ to help out others in need. We often feel it’s not our business, or someone else will do it. Hebrews 13:16 16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” We never know the gifts in our paths or the differences we can make. James 1:1717 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” The fact I was in the right place at the right time is Gods gift for that Woman. It’s an honor to have been of service. The look on her face, the joy we brought to her was worth the 15 minutes I spent looking for her car. And Riley (my service dog) didn’t mind the wait. Service is what she does.

Every person can be special, and unique like a flower. We must be both strong as steel and as delicate as a flower.

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4 thoughts on “Good Deeds

  1. I often meet a number of usually elderly women who shouldn’t be out and about on their own, but they can get away with it and they do. She – and many like her, shouldn’t be shopping on her own, but few things are scarier than loosing one’s mobility and independence. Churches could see a need and fill a need, but there’s often this expectation that “her children will help her out”; nobody ever seems to think about what to do for those whose children are far away and they’ve got nobody.

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    1. Other then the car and some shortchanged term memory loss she seemed to get around alright. I worked at a major mall for a while and sadly it wasn’t just the elderly to loose their cars. It seems we are a people so quick in pace that we no longer pay attention to the small details around us.

      We as the church should do more for the needy, the elderly.

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  2. In this crazy 24/7 life we try to lead, so often we do not even notice that someone around us may need help. We get so caught up in taking on one commitment after another that we over-commit. We forget that God asked us to take time to “be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). If we would only do so, the world would look entirely different to us, because we would notice so much more. Although it is hard to say no when things come up that we would like to do, or maybe even feel we must do, we need to consult our hearts more often in order to determine when we should just say no. Much easier said than done, I know, but perhaps a bit easier done when we remember that we are to store up our treasures in heaven, not so much on Earth (Matthew 6:19-20).

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