Do Good

Do Good

I listened as a speaker shared a devotion from Psalm 37:3 ‘Trust in the Lord and do good.’  I loved what he said about ‘doing good’; when you see an opportunity to do the right thing do it.

I believe all of us could learn from that example. As I thought about that several things struck me as powerful tools for us to use as Christians. For example, I met a man at the airport in McAllen, Texas and as we talked I learned that he would come to the airport two or three times each week and when he saw a service man arriving home without anyone there to greet him he would start a conversation with him and if he needed it give him a ride home.

He told me of once saving a young man from renting a car, his parents were in poor health and could not come for him so he would have to rent a car to travel the 130 or so miles to his home. This man had taken him, no charge, just glad to do good.

How about crossing the parking lot on Sunday morning and seeing a piece of trash on the lot, stopping to pick it up and seeing that it was put in the right place? Not a big deal, but it is doing good.

How about a phone call to someone who is shut in and unable to get out, maybe a note to someone who has blessed your life.

How about a ‘Big Mac’ for the man standing on the corner with the sign, ‘Hungry need food.’ It might be holding a small child’s hand while the mother tries to get thing together to get on a plane, saying hello to a stranger in church, thank you to a waitress in a restaurants.

Holding the door for folks to get in before you walk in at a public place even though it means they get in line in front of you. Nothing profound and life changing, but each an act of seeing an opportunity to do good and doing it. If you wait for the great and miss all the ‘small’ you will likely never see the great.

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Published in: on May 10, 2015 at 11:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

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