Yesterday I wrote about reaching out to the hurting, to the world. It was a pretty common thing yesterday. I directed you to Nuggets From God who wrote on the same, but I also read in several other places the same thing. God really wants us to reach His world.
Last night at church I walked into the sanctuary and a homeless man was sitting in the back row. He was waiting for some help. I knew he was there but didn't pay attention and was getting ready to walk right past him when God brought to my mind the lesson of the day, reaching out.
I went over and said hello and offered to get him a bottle of water. He didn't need one, as someone had already offered him one, but he told me what he was doing there. I listened and smiled. Now, I could have done better. I could have spoken to him longer, really reached into his soul. But I am praising God for stirring my heart and leading me to say hi.
Today I want to challenge you. We all heard the stories, not just blog stories, but we all know we should reach out. Now, let's live it out! Today and tomorrow I challenge you to find someone you do not know and reach out. Maybe you can only offer a smile and kind word. But if you can do more, do it! Buy someone a cup of coffee, offer to help someone with something. Reach out to this hurting world. Then come back and tell us about what happened. You can email me or comment here. But I want to hear how God's people are reaching out. Are you up for the challenge?
I know I posted a video yesterday, but this one is on the same topic so I thought I would include it. If you have time to watch it will bless you.