That's what I'm learning this year... a kind of heavenly assignment I suppose.
In January I asked God what this year would be about for me. That is what I heard.
Predictably I asked God, "What does that MEAN? Do I need to take more cookies next door?"
God gently pointed me toward the story of the Good Samaritan.
Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead.
Then I got it...
I don't need to go searching for people to serve, love... God has placed them all along my path.
So I don't want to hurry along! I want to stop and hug my babies, buy the groceries, help pay the medical bill, participate in the fundraiser.
So that's what I'm working on this year. I'm trying to intentionally walk this path of life God has given me with my eyes scanning to the left and right. I'm always trying to check the periphery for wounded.
Today some wounded came along my path. These are some precious little ones from India.
Some of them have mothers who are trapped working in brothels. Their mothers were trapped or sold into this life and now their precious babies are born into the trap. To be born into that feels unthinkable to me.
They are in a wonderful little orphanage where my friends are visiting on a mission trip right now. Turns out, school in their area starts on Thursday where they live but they don't have money for tuition YET.
I would love to help these little ones go to school. I think it's important they know someone loves them- that God loves them.
The thing is, school starts Thursday! So I'm just gonna do what I can to love my neighbor. Thank you so much for helping me. Please feel free to repost this or spread the word in any way God lays on your heart.