With cell phones and email, we would think that it would be easy to reach out to someone who is going through a struggle or is lonely. New technology can help us to reach out to someone for the purpose of touching their lives. Yet how many people are still lonely, waiting for the phone to ring – waiting to see if anyone cares or even thinks of them? Maybe they’re wondering if their lives matter to anyone?
Sometimes we get so caught up in our own lives that we don’t have a minute to think of others. Well, maybe their names may cross our minds, but do we actually do anything about it? If we’re honest, many times we do not, or at best, we say a quick prayer. However, do we do anthing physically for them? Do we take a minute from what we want or need to do and just give them a call to let them know that we’re thinking of them? Or – what about giving them some of our time?
Time seems to be a precious commodity these days for everyone – yet I think the Lord looks with special favor upon those who give the “precious” thing.
In years past, I can remember thinking that I should go and visit someone, or invite them to lunch – yet was too busy to follow through. I may have even called them to mention getting together, and then it never came about. I look back now and see how the person may have been really looking forward to it – possibly much more than I realized – and how it may have disappointed them when it never happened. We don’t always realize that what seems like just a “nice idea” to us, could be the hope that they cling to in order to lift their spirits. Oh to be able to go back for a do-over! (see www.innervoicemag.com for my article titled “Do-Overs”. Click on Our Voice and scroll down to page 2)
I want to be a blessing to others – to give people joy and let them know that someone cares. I want to show Jesus’ love, and have His love pour through me to them. I want people to know that they can count on me to follow through – even on casual “let’s get together” words. I may never know what situation is going on in their lives at the time and how much that “get together” may mean to them.
Although I have always done my best to do what I say, I want to be more sensitive to others’ needs. I want to always have Jesus’ Light and Love shine brightly from me. I want people to see more of Jesus in me – than me. May I never disappoint anyone, but instead reach out to others and touch them with His love.