I often forget to put out my trash for collection. Well, let’s be honest. It’s not so much “forget” as “procrastinate”—until that moment I hear the trash trucks at the corner, and it’s too late.
A few months ago, my neighbor had surgery, and one of the small ways I helped was by taking care of her trash. I never did forget to get it down to the curb, which, not surprisingly, led me to unfailingly get the job done for myself. A little thing but telling, I thought.
God works in our world to heal, rescue and comfort in many ways, including through our own hands. And then what do we find when we’re a part of this circle? Perhaps that allowing the Lord to work through us to offer others justice, freedom or even just a helping hand teaches us and leads to our own growth as well.
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