"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Monday, December 7, 2009

Will It Be Enough?

I work in an elementary school and see children everyday who need someone to love and care for them. Today, during our snowy and very cold recess, some of them were given coats from the nurses office to wear, because they did not come to school with a coat on.  Sometimes, my heart just cries inside for them.  Sometimes I wonder, if the little bit of encouragement and attention that I can give, will really help them enough.  Just about the moment I think this thought, I see a big smile come across one of these sweet little faces that remind me that yes, what I say or do will make a difference.

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"Then the King will say to those on his right, "Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what's coming to you in this Kingdom. It's been ready for you since the world's foundation. And here's why:

I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave ma a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes,
I was sick and you stopped to visit,
I was in prison and you came to me.

Then those sheep are going to say, "Master, what are you talking about?  When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?" 
Then the King will say,  
"I'm telling you the solemn truth:  Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me--You did it to me."

Matthew 25:35-40  (MSG)

With Christmas almost here, I hope that whomever God puts in our path will  find themselves encouraged in someway to live with new hope.. and we  have the greatest example of a gift to share because of the gift God gave to us in sending His Son , baby Jesus on Christmas Day.

Won't you join me in being watchful for an opportunity to spread some hope?



Andrea said...

Encouragement and attention goes a long way.
I have another award for you on arise 2 write.

blushing rose said...

I just read on another post about Crohns. I, too, have it ... would love to hear from you.

I have been lucky because when I demanded a resection, it of course, gave me a 'free' life for a few years then came back ... but it always comes back differently. I have been maintained with Asacol for 25 years with few issues. I THANK GOD for this.

TTFN ~Marydon

Miss Mustard Seed said...

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Wylie said...

Beautiful! Is't it good to be used by God to encourage & be iron that sharpens iron? God is so good!

Farmgirl Paints said...

I'm sure that your love and care shines through to each of those precious children. What a wonderful opportunity to be Jesus to them. BTW you would love the Esther study. It was really good.

Amy@LivinginHarmony said...

Your love, care, encouragement and attention will go a long way for those children. They will remember each word you spoke to them and each time you smiled and it will give them the strength to go on. I know because you have shown me just a small piece by commenting on my blog and it as meant so very much to me. Thank you.

Just Be Real said...

Leeann great post. Helps a lot. Thank you for sharing. Blessings...