When is the last time you decided to throw it in reverse? You immediately think of driving, right, but this time I’m talking about throwing it in reverse in your service to the Lord, in sharing His love. A friend of mine who suddenly lost everything a few years ago, her job, home, and savings, shared with me a remarkable story of service when she was at her lowest point. She had gone downstairs from her tiny efficiency apartment to get her paper, and when it landed at her feet she yelled out, “At least one thing has gone right in my life, this is the only thing I can count on!” She said the brake lights came on the car that had just delivered her paper, it rolled in reverse back to her, then the driver looked out the window and said, “Mam, is everything okay?” To that she broke down in tears and shared everything, and as she put it, “We had church that morning on my street corner.” This gentleman allowed an interruption in his routine to minister to someone in need. Jesus did this many times in the Bible. We can all get so busy, even in the name of ministry or getting to church, that we miss opportunities to share His love and hope. When is the last time you decided to throw it in reverse?
– Kim Hendrix