GIVE LIFE YOUR BEST BY REACHING OUT TO OTHERS - IT COULD BE A GATEWAY IN SAVING YOU BOTH
Coming across a scripture this morning, I decided to use it to share the text below with us. It reads in Hebrews 13:16: "But to do good and communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well please." [KJV]
Permit me to walk you through this true story of the man in the picture. One day, a poor scottish farmer by name Mr. Fleming heard a cry for help coming from a nearby swamp. He dropped his tools and ran to the swamp. Mired to his waist in mud, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling for survival. Farmer Fleming saved the boy from what could have been a slow and terrifying death. The next day, a beautiful carriage pulled up at his gate. A nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy he saved. "I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life". "No, I can't accept payment for what I did," said the farmer. At that moment, the farmer's own son walked in. "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked. "Yes" the farmer proudly replied. "I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son enjoys. If your son is anything like you his father, then he'll no doubt grow to be a man the world will be proud of." And that he did!
The farmer's son attended the best schools, graduated from medical school and went on to be well known as the renowned Sir Alexander Fleming, the founder of the drug penicillin. Years later, the same nobleman's son suffered from pneumonia. What saved his life this time? Penicillin! The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. And his son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.
Ladies and Gentlemen, if you knew your £1 or old clothes or left over food could mean the world to someone else, what would you have done differently? This text is not aimed to condemn anyone. It's not written with prejudice against the affluent. It's aimed at you and me to look within and see if our little deeds and actions could help create a better world. One man once said "what I kept, I lost. What I gave, I had." We are all here to live temporarily with the average of 80 years. The best way to live this life is to reach out to those who desperately need us.
Beloved, this is the central idea for all of us concerning today's text. What goes around comes around. Most times we think we are saving them but in reality they could be saving us. No good we do will ever go unrewarded. Yes, they may not appreciate your good, but in due time, it will speak for all to see. Money and fame are not motivating factors. What actually is, is when we can touch a heart everyday in the positive direction. Let us work like we don't need the money. Let us love like we've never been hurt. And let us help one another like we don't have a need. Remember, to do good and to communicate, God is well pleased. Stay blessed everybody. God bless you all; and may God bless Africa!
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