A Helping Hand

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It has been much too long since I have written a blog for the site.  Sometimes, life gets so consuming and you look around and there are things that you know you need to do and things you want to do, but they don’t get done.  Maybe you can relate?  I’ll try to do better.

This past week, I spent time with my young cousin who is in high school.  I took her and her mother (my aunt) to visit several colleges.  My goal was to give them both a look at what is coming next for my cousin and I hoped that our trip would be inspirational and educational.  I believe that it was both.  My cousin now knows what she needs to do during her last 2 years of high school to get into a good college and my aunt understands how much its going to cost and now has 2 years to get ready.  It is my hope that my intervention will set my cousin on her way to a lifetime of success.

Being with them this week helped me understand how we all have the power to influence another person.  Just offering a helping hand to someone could really change the course of their life.  In the Book of Matthew, Jesus’ life was spent preaching the gospel and giving a helping hand to those in need.  Is there really anything better that we can do in terms of how we use our lives?  I believe Jesus was giving us an example.  Help people by giving them the word of God and when they are in need, give them a helping hand.  There are tons of ways that you can help somebody else.  For me, last week, it was exposing my cousin to college so that she can go on and prepare herself for life success.  For you, it might be something else.  I don’t know who I will help next, but I will help someone, and it will be soon.  I just believe that God wants it that way.  I would like to encourage you to do the same thing.  Give someone the Word of God or a shoulder to lean on or some great, Godly advice or volunteer your time…we all can do something to help someone else.  I know that’s what God expects of His children.

Carl

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