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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

What Are You Communicating?


I saw this young man in a wheelchair, he was in his teens. The family was standing in line in front of us. The young mans body was frail, spastic as the dad transferred him from his chair. I was struck by the tenderness of the teenage sister as she comforted him, trying to reduce his anxiety, putting his needs over her own.

I don't know that family, I have no idea if they were believers but they made an impression on me. God often uses the everyday things to speak to my heart and he did as I watched this family...my first thought..I need to ask the Lord to forgive me for my complaining...I can complain about the most ridiculous things... my other thought..... people are always watching whether we know it or not.

6 comments:

Petra said...

What a faithful and effective teacher God is. How His grace sanctifies and grows us ever closer to Him. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and reflections. Blessings!

Debbie said...

God has created a perpetual classroom for us if we will only open our eyes and hearts and realize the teaching.

As I read this, I thought to myself, Oh, Lord, let me be a good example in that classroom, and let me learn.

I wonder what folks see when they see me?

Debbie said...

Good morning! Things similar to this can make such an impression on us can't they? To see "love" in action is soo beautiful to observe. Oh how it does make me think, what do others see when they observe me unaware? Have a wonderful day!

Nancy said...

Just what I needed to hear today....God seems to always make object lessons for His children but so often we miss them....So glad you were tuned in and heard His voice....

Hugs

Leslie said...

i have come to know a dear blogger whose daughter suffers from a severe epilepsy disorder. her family and their love and support for one another are a constant source of inspiration to me, and many others.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I had one of those events also and will be posting on it next week. Thank you Lord for letting us see compassion through others, so that we too can learn compassion and our own blessings