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Lent with Compassion day 11 – you’re making a difference

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“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Galatians 6:9

Reflection

by Terence Lee, Compassion UK

Last night, I was on my way to a church meeting. As I was pottering along, toting the Bible under one arm I heard someone call out for help.

When I turned around, I saw a homeless guy leaning against a railing. In that instant a decision flashed across my mind. Do I, A. Keep walking. Or B. Go and see if I can help him, and be late for the group?

Doing good costs us something, it almost always comes at inopportune moments when you’ve other plans. But we are the hands and feet of Jesus. If we refrain from helping people when we see need, who else will come to their aid? Are we going to be like the priest and the Levite who cross the road to avoid the dying man, or are we the Samaritan?

My story last night ended with us walking together to the night shelter and making sure that he was received before going to group.

By sponsoring a child you are walking alongside a child in need. Keep going and take encouragement from this verse.

Prayer

Thank God for those you are walking alongside. Ask for his strength and encouragement to carry on.

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