Thursday, October 9, 2008

Poured out


The Apostle John in his letter called 1 John said: "This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence" (verses 16-19).

Paul talks about pouring out himself in Philippians 2:17 and 2 Timothy 4:6. Both of these men are continuing the thought that I shared yesterday about giving what we have to help others. God's desire and purpose in our lives is to mold us to look like Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29) - and He came to serve (Mark 10:45).

I was reading an article about Dallas Cowboy Quarterback - Tony Romo. In the opening game in Cleveland, he gets injured. Bill White and his family are driving home really late at night and have a flat tire. Hundreds drive by and ignore them. Finally while struggling with a mini-compressor, a young man in a suit stops and helps them. His chin is bandaged. He smiles and gets them on their way. They realize at that point who it is. "He gets almost knocked cold in that game, and I read it took 13 stitches to close the cut, and then there's a long flight home [the Cowboys charter arrived at around 11 p.m.] and Tony's got to be dog tired, but he still was a good enough person to stop and help us," Bill said.

I am not aware whether he is a Christian or not - but he gives us a good picture of what a Christian should be like.

Today - find someone and help them especially if it costs something to do it.

For Kingdom Education, Doc

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