Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Life’s Most Urgent Question

Life’s most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?

Thought to be by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Are you spending your life collecting more material things that will make you “happy.”  The bible teaches us to store our treasures in heaven when “thieves cannot steal nor dust and moths cannot destroy”.  What we obtain to make us happy here on earth will only rot away.  On the other hand, what we do for others will live on and leave a legacy. 

In this world of “me, me, me” let’s try to help others by offering an encouraging word or a smile.  You will find this to be more satisfactory than any new gadget because a person is more important than “things”.  You can replace material objects but the damage done to a person’s emotional, or spiritual life cannot always be repaired.  Watch the face of a child that is told he is worthless or stupid.  Now, watch the face of a child that is told he is loved and valued.  Do you see a difference in their faces and actions. Can a broken computer tear at your heart like that?

God loves us with unconditional love.  He did not send His son into the world to die for a gadget.  He sent Him to die for US.  Let’s follow His example and do for others.