A few weeks ago my five-year-old son Jack started
complaining about his ear hurting. He already had a stuffy nose, and so we thought
for sure that an ear infection was developing. After a couple of days carefully watching to see if he was going to
get better, we decided to take him to the emergency room.
Guess what…no ear infection.
Jack had a rock stuck in his ear!
We’re still not sure how the rock ended up in his ear, but
after a dramatic experience watching the hospital staff flush it out, the rock is now gone.
Jack has healed
Here’s the point:
We can’t act well until we see well.
What we thought was an ear infection was actually a rock
stuck in our son’s ear!
And if you notice, the Good Samaritan in Luke 10 also had to
see well before he could act well.
He had to see the person lying on the side of the road in need before he could show him mercy.
And that's how it is for us.
We can't act well until we see well.
This week I challenge you to ask God to give you eyes to
really see people in need where you live.
Who are they?
What is life like for them?
What are their needs?
How can you help them?