The Gift of Others – Devotion 45

It can happen when we least expect it.  That person…that particular person shows up just when we need them.  It could be the person that helps us when we have a flat tire on the side of the road.  Maybe it is the lady at the register that provides encouraging words.  The man that we pass on the street offers us help when our arms are full.  These people come at just the right time – as if God knew exactly what we needed at that moment.

This happens in friendships as well.  We may be struggling with a decision.  We might find ourselves worrying about the next day’s tasks.  And that friend, you know the one, shows up.  It is the friend that calls or checks on us at just the right time.  The text arrives or the messenger dings with the words we are starving to hear.  These are gifts.  These are people that we value in our lives.

I believe that as God hears our cries, our grief, our calls out to him, he answers us with those in our path.  He understands our pain.  He grieves with us.  And he provides the love we need through others.  He answers us through the gifts of others.  He answers us through his own beloved.

These people are willing to walk in this way because they have been loved by God.  They have felt and been overwhelmed by his amazing grace and all powerful love.  When we are overflowing with love, it shows.  We are able to be a light for others we might meet.  We are able to be an answered prayer because we are listening for God’s direction.  We are seeking ways to love because we can’t do anything else.  We are loved and we love.

Whether you give or receive today, I pray that God’s love would wash over you like a mighty waterfall.  I pray that God provides you love and that you share that love with others.  May we become a gift of God today.

Focus Scripture:

John 8:12

12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”


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