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Don't Leave Them Waiting

Love your neighbor as yourself.  Luke 10:27b NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.“Can I have fifty cents?” asked my daughter.

“What for?” I said.

She pointed out the living room window to three sweaty children from our neighborhood who sat at their lemonade stand waiting for customers.

“They must be very hot out there,” I said. 

“That’s why I want to buy some lemonade right away. I remember waiting for people to buy it from me,” she said, smiling.

I handed her two quarters, and she skipped out the door. Her simple gesture reminded me of Jesus’ words, Love your neighbor as yourself.

Opportunities abound every day to love people. If I think about the way I want to be treated and ask God for direction as I consider others’ needs, I will find plenty of people to love.  

Think of someone in your family, your work place, or your community who could benefit from your kindness. Whether it is a relative, a co-worker, or a neighbor, don’t leave them waiting.

Ask God to show you someone in need, and share His love with them today.  

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Julie Miller

Julie Miller is a wife, mother, and writer. She has over twenty years of elementary school teaching experience and writes to encourage teachers and to help readers walk more closely with God. For free encouragement, visit her blog at www.highfivesforteachers.com.