Reading Verse: Genesis 27:1-46
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
There was a story about a caterpillar who was lost in a desolate, dry area, and wasn’t able to find anything to eat. Then he found a mango tree, and decided to eat the leaves of the tree. He crawled to the tree and asked for permission whether he could eat some of the leaves. The tree replied that the area was very dry and it got not many leaves left; if the caterpillar ate the leaves, they would get holes, become ugly and would probably die. But eventually, the tree let the caterpillar ate its leaves. The caterpillar then ate the leaves and lived on the tree for sometime until he transformed into a beautiful butterfly. The butterfly remembered what the tree did to him, and to get back to it he brought pollens for the tree’s flowers for them to bear fruits.
In our every day lives, when people ask for help, we often times consider a lot of things before we help them. We take into consideration what we will get and what we will lose if we help them. In fact, we should help each other when ever we can, because the willingness to help or sacrifice for others is one reflection of love.
When we have love, we have a sincere heart to help. Ketika kita memiliki kasih, maka kita pun pasti memiliki hati yang rela untuk menolong. It is written in Galatians 6:10 that we should do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. God is longing for us to share and help each other without considering the advantages or disadvantages of our help. What we reap is what we sow, and our main focus is to help others.
It is also written in Psalms 133 that how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity. When we live in harmony, God will pour His blessings upon us. We have to try to live in peace and harmony with other people. Helping others doesn’t necessarily have to be in material forms, but we can help others spiritually, such as giving encouragement to them. Many people lost their hopes after encountered some problems. We should be able these people by giving encouragement and advice based on the Word of God.
There are many things that we can do to help others. Let us learn to help each other when ever we can. Our help might be small, but let it be useful for others. Color this life with love and care to people around us, because it will bring happiness.
It is happier to give than to get. Amen.
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