Photo by Polly W.
It was the last day of school before Christmas break. My elementary school kiddos were running around the house trying to get ready for their few hours of school that day. My girlie who has to eat gluten free was busy packing her “party box” full of her favorite goodies to eat for the class party. With all of this stuff in tow, I decided to take them to school instead of sending them on the bus.
The rain was pouring down as we got out of the car and headed for the crosswalk. My kiddos huddled under the umbrella as we worked to get our cadence in sync to keep from tripping over each other and make it into the school semi-dry. We made it to the door, prayed for the day, and off they went.
Feeling successful, I headed back out to my car. The other school children were still streaming in from the car rider line. One little girl was dressed up for the big class party and was getting soaked as she was trying to hurry up the sidewalk. I put the umbrella over her and turned to escort her into the school. Her big smile was a wonderful thank you. Further up the sidewalk, another little girl’s umbrella flipped inside-out with a big gust of wind. I tried to help her with her umbrella and put her under mine so I could get her into the school quickly. Turned out she knew my youngest daughter. That was neat.
As I was leaving the school, I was thinking about how easy it was to help those girls, and how it seemed to make a big difference in their days. Using the one thing I had in my hands at that moment, I was able to keep those girls from spending the next hour or two in soggy clothes. Not that it had anything to do with me — I was available, so the Lord used me. What was really cool was that He used me without even letting me think about it. I love it when He does that! No thinking involved, but good works are done. No hard decisions to be made, but people are helped.
What are the easy ways He uses you to help other people? If nothing comes to mind, ask Him if He will show you some, or ask if He is doing it already in your life. Leave a comment and let me know what you come up with.