“The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all. There were no needy people among them.”
Acts 4:33-34 NLT
No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.
Some years back a reporter covering the conflict in Sarajevo saw a little girl shot by a sniper. The back of her head had been torn away by he bullet. The reporter threw down his pad and pencil and stopped being a reporter for a few minutes. He rushed to the man who was holding the child and helped them both into his car. As the reporter raced to the hospital, the man holding the bleeding child said, “Hurry, my friend. My child is still alive.”
A moment later, “Hurry, my friend. My child is still warm.”
Finally, “Hurry. Oh my God, my child is getting cold.”
By the time they arrived at the hospital, the little girl had died. As the two men were washing blood off their hands and their clothes, the man said, “This is a terrible task for me. I must go tell her father that his child is dead. He will be heartbroken.”
The reporter was amazed He looked at the grieving man and said, “I thought she was your child.”
The man looked back and said, “No, but aren’t they all our children?”
Indeed. Those who suffer belong to all of us. And if all of us respond, there is hope.
Outlive Your Life
March 8, God Is With You Everyday
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