“At All Times” By Kirk Hunt
A friend loves at all times,
And a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 17:17 NKJV
I hate the need for “at all times” calls. “I know it is short notice, but…?” “Can you come, now, then…?” “I hate to ask but we are at the emergency room, so…”
I may grumble and grouse as I get off of the couch. I do not always think the kindest thoughts on the way over. Still, when I get there, I do all I can to be cheerful, joyous and helpful.
Love is not a feeling. Love is a choice, followed by action. Especially during 2 AM crises.
Being a friend, a Gospel brother or sister, can be inconvenient at times. Godly men and women find themselves helping at the strangest times and oddest places. Worse, you could be the one being assisted.
I know what it is like to be the giver. I also know what it is like to be the receiver. Sooner, or later, you will know both sides. It is part of the human condition and being part of God’s family.
When you share your strength and patience, especially with a Gospel brother or sister, you are building God’s Kingdom. As your Godly friend comes to help you, he or she is building into your life. Either way, God is pleased.
One day, stuff will happen. A night will come when your brother or sister will need you. This is why God gave them to you, and you to them.
Think: Real brothers and sisters help others, especially within the Gospel family.
Pray: “Lord, help me to be a true brother or sister during adversity.”
Copyright © December 2017, Kirk Hunt
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