God’s Call to Loving Service Part – 9

Galatians 6:1 —- Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.

When we see our brother/sister doing wrong, what does the Word of God tell us to do? Does it tell us to start judging and accusing? NO! It tells us to restore such a person with gentleness. We who are spiritual must pour love into their lives.

There was a person who visited hospitals to minister to people. He carried soup in his flask and shared it with the people he met in the hospital. One day in the course of his visits, he met a person and over a cup of soup they talked. This person was not a Christian but they spoke in general about family life. They met frequently for the next ten days and this chatter continued. On the tenth day this patient started crying. He was crying because even though his relatives visited him often, he did not experience such warmth and love.

This person visited the hospitals because when his life was in a mess, he experienced the love of Christ which made him whole and compelled him to share the love of Christ with others. After sharing his testimony the patient wanted to know more about Jesus and this brother preached the Gospel.

When we go to meet the sick, myself included, we want to speak the Word of God and teach but God calls us to serve. We have many opportunities to put this into practise.

Galatians 6:2 ——  Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

When we are anointed with the Holy Spirit we will want to reach out and comfort others. The Bible says that when we lovingly do that, we are truly in Christ Jesus. Jesus called those who are heavily burdened so He could give them rest – do we too go out to alleviate the burdens of those who are burdened?

Every day we have opportunities to reach out to people. Even in our offices we have people who are burdened. The more we reach out; God has already set somebody on the path to help us bear our burden.


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