I’ve tried to show love toward as many people as possible.
I’ve shared whatever little I have had with whomever was in need or distressed regardless of who they were, what they did or if they were Christian or not.
I visited folks in hospitals and nursing homes at my own expense regardless of how far I have had to travel and regardless of whether they were family, friends or friends of friends or even causal acquaintances.
I have sat with families in bereavement and shared in their sorrows.
I have waited and watched with family and friends all day long as their loved one went through surgery.
I have visited and prayed with the sick in their homes.
I have ministered to children and families in crisis and helped them through some difficult times.
I have lent to other people who have not paid me back and I have forgiven their debt. I have sacrificed my health and my time so that others may have more time and better health.
I have and continue to pray for others.
Now I am going down and my strength and vitality is waning, yet I find myself doing what I have always done, trying to protect the weak and serve the disadvantaged and be a blessing wherever I can as I preach and teach God’s Holy Word.
And to the outside world and to onlookers, it may appear that all is well with me when in fact, all is not well. The irony is that the weak is serving the weak and the one who has no strength is trying to make others stronger. But I know that it is God who is keeping me. So I AM GRATEFUL and I am looking up!
This world is not my home anyway. I am only a lonely traveler passing through this world of woe trying to do all the good I can while I can. Therefore it is no strange thing for me to be treated like a stranger by those I am sent to serve. It is no strange thing for me to be ignored, ridiculed and/or disenfranchised and hated by those I am sent to love.
I am not complaining. Nor do I regret any service that I have given. I would do it all again for that is who I am and that is who lives in me.
All Praises and Glory to God in the Highest in the Name Of Christ My LORD!
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