While preparing for the next Cambodia trip where we will be involved in the prevention of human trafficking, the question I’m continually confronted with is “What is the reason behind the why?”
The Bible says we should never stop doing good. It also says by your works you will be known. The thing that confronts me is the sacrifice you feel in doing things that you know are right. There is the financial cost, the time away from family, the hours spent in preparation and of course giving up home comforts. I find I need to continually stir myself up and keep the reason behind what I’m doing in the forefront of my mind.
It’s interesting how different things move different people. I recently heard stories of doctors who go out to 3rd world countries to restore eyesight and other people who have gone to Africa to assist in the Ebola crisis. I heard stories of other people helping an elderly neighbour with groceries and taking them to get their hair cut. Big all small the action of doing good is a great feeling and I believe something that should be pursued. I think what happens on life is our eyes are ‘opened’ to a certain situation, whether it’s an elderly neighbour or a third world crisis. In that moment we have a choice to ask “How can I help? Can I go, can I give, or can I pray?”
A famous bible story is the one of the Good Samaritan. Three people all passed a man who had been robbed, beaten, and left to die on the side of the road. All three people saw the same desperate for help but only one acted upon it. The first two responded with why they couldn’t help but the last with why he could and did so without hesitation. My thought is what’s in your world today that you could make a difference in. When you see that thing, are you going to consider why you can’t or why you can act? Take a step of faith, step out boldly with the resources already in your hand and don’t stop from doing good.
Don’t forget, ‘He’s real’!!