You see great people in action.

They truly care for other people and decide to help them.

They are involved in their communities.

They have the gift of helping.

They do not ask for help themselves but are content to aid others.

They help their children.

Some are part of an organization, constructing small churches.

Others help in Christian campgrounds.

Many donate their time at centers where people with addictions

can be set free.

Consistency has marked their life’s work.

Allow consistency and the use of your abilities to help others!

Share your knowledge, love and care;

I will help you.

Recently, a friend of ours died, who exemplified the above “listening.” He had been a very good and helpful friend. Together with his wife, they helped hurricane victims and a mission in Guatemala with an organization called Gleaners. He volunteered his services  in a State Park in Florida for many years. Many and varied activities characterized his lifetime involvement with his church in Canada. His memorial service was entitled “Willing Heart,A Servant’s Heart.”

An excerpt from 1 Corinthians 12:28, New Living Translation, reads: “Here are some of the people God has appointed for the church; ……………those who can help others.” It reminds me of the story of the Good Samaritan found in Luke 10: 30-37, where a  man was walking from Jerusalem to Jericho. Attacked by bandits who stripped and beat him, he was left to die. A priest, then a temple assistant saw him, but both passed by without helping, though they were of Israel, his fellow Jews. Later a despised Samaritan saw him, washed his wounds and helped him onto his donkey. He took him to an inn and paid to have him looked after – a true helper!

About Rose Spillenaar Harmer

Rose is a retired marriage and family therapist and speaks on subjects related to prayer, spirituality, marriage and mental health. She travels throughout North America and one of her favorite subjects is "listening to God" through scripture, sermons and the still, inaudible voice of the Holy Spirit. She writes a weekly devotional called
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1 Response to Helping

  1. Bob Hunter says:

    Your message reminded me of the many opportunities our church has made for those attending it, including young people, to help in the church’s ministry. For example, my son and another young man look after the multimedia in our church’s sound room every third Sunday and my daughter helps the teachers in the kindergarten Sunday School class every Sunday.


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