19 Sep 2017
Jesus did a great thing: he brought the widow’s son back to life. But he didn’t do that for the man’s sake; actually, he did it out of pity for the widow. He did it for her sake.
And we know the Lord blesses each of us in many ways. But maybe the blessings aren’t always intended to make our own life better. Maybe he blesses us...so somebody else can benefit.
It’s good to remember the good things God has done for us. And it’s just as good (and maybe even necessary) to share those blessings with others—not just because it’s the “nice thing to do,” but because maybe God is trying to use us as merely an instrument of his peace and blessings.
It’s a great thing to be blessed by the Lord. May we pass those blessings on, especially to those who need a little help from their neighbor, and from God.