by Sandy Kirby Quandt
During a walk around the lake I noticed a young teen staring wistfully at the water. With every fish that jumped, the grin on his face grew larger. It seemed to me he wanted to catch those fish. One problem, though. He had nothing to catch them with.
Mere yards away an older man stood, fishing pole dangling over the water. Did he noticed the young man, I wondered. If he did notice, did he see the boy’s eager look? And if he did see the look, would he be willing to share what he had that the boy didn’t?
After I returned home I thought about the teen and wished I’d had a pole with me to lend so he could experience the joy of fishing.
I also thought about all the people we encounter throughout our lives with whom we need to share what we have.
No. I’m not talking about physical things here. I’m talking about the Good News. The love of Jesus. The grace of the Father. The presence of the Holy Spirit and what a powerful combination that is.
While I watched the scenario at the lake unfold, I knew there wasn’t anything I could do to get a fishing pole into the teen’s hands short of going up to the man with the pole and asking him to share it.
Maybe Jesus watches us as we enjoy every rich blessing he has given us and wishes we would share it with others, too.
What do you think?
Do you find it difficult to share what God has done for you with others? If not, how do you go about sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ?
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If you give to others, you will be given a full amount in return. It will be packed down, shaken together, and spilling over into your lap. The way you treat others is the way you will be treated. Luke 6:38 (CEV)
I wish you well.
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