Touching the heart

Yesterday as I sit looking out the window, children playing caught my eye.  How innocent children are I thought, then I remembered something I heard on the news; teen dies after being attacked after school by 3 of her classmates. It seemed a dark cloud engulfed me, I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes. My heart bleed for her, a flower picked from the garden of life to soon.

As I began my errands for the day, my drive was smooth and uneventful; while sitting at the stop light, a young man offered to assist a elderly woman trying to cross the street with her arms filled with packages.  The smile on her face was worth a million words as he re leaved her of her burden and assisted her to the other side.  Continuing my journey, the smile on her face lingered with me; causing my heart to smile.

There is still hope I thought, there are still good people in this world.  As I pulled into the parking lot of the store I was going to , another car was headed to the same parking spot close to the door.   He took the space seconds before I could, however; when he notice me he did something unexpected.  Starting his car again,he backed out of the space and preceded to drive to another space.

How nice I thought, once again my heart smiled.  When I completed my shopping, while standing in the check out lane; the young lady ahead of me seemed to be having a problem paying for her grocery. she searched her purse for  funds,”put it on my bill”came from my lips to the cashier. I wasn’t sure I would have enough; I just knew it was something I had to do.

Thank you so much, I really appreciate this; I’m sure you can guess what happened next, my heart smiled.  I felt so much joy helping someone who needed help, just because they need it; not because she was a friend, a family member, or neighbor.  For the first time I realized the joy to be gained from serving others.  Finishing my errands I headed home, I reviewed my day over a cup of decaf; I couldn’t stop my heart from smiling as my thoughts recapped the day.

The enemy wants us to believe there is no hope, the world has lost it’s connection with love, and the human race is lost without any chance of recovery.  However, with each time one person reaches out to help another, the fires of love ignites.  Our Father tells us the more we give to others, the more we will receive; everything he places in our keeping is not just for our benefit but to help our brothers and sisters.

We are to follow the example of our big brother, every day he walked the earth he served his follow man in one capacity or another; healing, feeding, encouraging, and forgiving those who were in need.  He loved unconditionally; the poor, the rich, the lame, blind, and demon possessed.  He touched them all with his heart, we are told to do the same; each one we touch will touch another and all heaven will smile.

My revelation as I sit by the pool of grace.


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