Sunday, August 2, 2009


Most of us don’t find ourselves at a soup kitchen ladling steaming bowls of nourishing vegetable soup to those in need. Nor do we find ourselves in jails ministering to those being kept apart from society. Most of us may never see foreign lands sharing God’s love. Nor will most of us find ourselves walking corridors of hospitals ministering to the sick and dying.

All of us, however, are called to good deeds. Again and again in Scripture we are admonished to do good deeds. Equal in importance to the soup kitchen, prisons, hospitals and foreign lands are:
a friendly card sent just to say hello
an encouraging word to your spouse
a warm meal prepared for an elderly neighbor
good deeds, especially for your family
a child’s tears dried
weeding a friend’s vegetable patch
a phone call just to say hi
Yes, each is of equal importance . . . because God sent us.

. . . so that those who believe in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. Titus 3:8

Heavenly Father, I thank You that no matter what You give me to do, it is of eternal value. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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