GOD’S HELPING HAND
Read 1 Corinthians 12: 4-11
We have different gifts, according to
the grace given to each of us.
A few years back I was shopping with my wife. All of a
sudden, I got the urge to go to the frozen food section and
look at ice cream. I didn’t
really want any ice cream;
I just had a strong desire
to go look. When I turned
the corner, I saw a small,
elderly man standing in
front of a freezer door. He seemed very happy to see me and
asked, “Can you reach up there and get me that box, please?”
I replied, “Sure.” I was about halfway back to where my wife
was when I stopped dead in my tracks. I felt a strange, yet
exhilarating feeling. That had to have been God using me to
help somebody, I thought.
I had been struggling with guilt, feeling as if I didn’t
have any worthwhile talents for serving the Lord. Then I
remembered that the Bible says we all have different gifts for
ministry. Maybe one of my gifts is my willingness to help out
in small ways — serving meals, setting up tables, or grabbing
something on a shelf too high for someone else to reach.
I believe that God knew that man wanted something he
couldn’t get himself and, knowing I was willing to help, sent
me. We all have abilities with which to serve God; we
just don’t always know it.
Prayer: Dear Lord, we are your servants. Use us as you see fit
for the glory of your kingdom. Amen.
Tyrel Williams (Missouri)
Prayer Focus: SOMEONE WHO FEELS USELESS
Thought for the Day
God can use me, if
only I am willing.