Opportunity to Do Good

I met Ray earlier this week. Together we figured out how to operate the paper towel dispenser in the men’s room at a local high school basketball game. From paper towel dispensers, the conversation turned to the weather, and from weather, to life in general.

It turned out that Ray’s life isn’t going so well. He buried his wife just a few weeks ago. He said he was trying to keep busy. That evening he was the bus driver for the visiting team. He said he hoped to get assigned to more trips, in order to keep his mind occupied.

During the course of our conversation, we found out that we both were believers in Jesus. He knows that he will see his wife again. I assured him that I would pray for him. We shook hands (that were now dry) and parted ways.

Some might call this a “divine appointment”. Ray now knows that his support system in the family of God is bigger than he might have imagined. I am reminded that I have opportunities to do good all the time; I just need to recognize them when they occur.

Gal.6:10 says, “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

Watch for your chance to do something good today. And if you would, say a prayer for Ray. He still misses his wife.

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2 Responses to Opportunity to Do Good

  1. john o'cull says:

    I have, in the past 6 weeks, been reminded over and over again of this phenomena. The Kingdom of God is all around; I have been touched by total strangers, most of whom I likely will never see again this side of heaven. God is at work through each of us, if we only let Him. These meetings that we often consider chance, are divine appointments – opportunities to be Christ eyes, hands – whatever is needed. I just want to make myself available and have the right spirit of willingness….so God can work through me.

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