Our youngest son Isaac loves wildlife and has been researching how to feed and take care of a joey (a baby kangaroo). He has been telling us all about how to check kangaroo’s pouches that may have been killed by cars etc and has sewn pouches out of his old cotton t-shirts so that we can now travel with these little cotton pouches in the car in case we come across any babies that need rescuing. He tells everyone “It’s important and you could save a life!”
Isaac’s compassion for these little kangaroos and his enthusiasm to rescue any who needs help is serving as a reminder to me to pause and give a thought to giving someone or thing help when needed.
Unfortunately, however, many people can become immune to caring about things outside of themselves. It’s a casualty of living in our fast-paced, sensory world where we are confronted with the news feeds of awful things happening all over the world daily. Instead of helping us to care more about our fellow man, and the world around us, many times it causes us to do the exact opposite and we switch off.
Isaac, however, is right in what he says, “you could save a life”. When you take time to care about your world and those people around you, you can essentially help save people’s lives from isolation, loneliness, and pain.
When you choose to be sensitive to the needs, wants, and dreams of people, God can use you to share His love, encouragement, and plan to save all mankind. He notices the ones and every single person matters to Him. He cares about both the big and little things in our life and wants to help us fulfill and purpose and dreams for the future. (Ephesians 3:20)
Today, ask Jesus to help you be sensitive to His leading and plan for your day. Look out for the “ones” you can share His love and kindness with and where you too can have the opportunity to help save a life.
“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3:17)
‘Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
“I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.” (1 Corinthians 9:22)
Prayer: Lord, please help me to be sensitive to the needs of others around me and to be mindful of not becoming de-sensitized to other people. Use me to help save a life in some way today. In Jesus name Amen.