Do What Others Won’t Do
“Whenever we have the opportunity, we have to do what is good for everyone, especially for the family of believers.” (Galatians 6:10 GWT)
RAMBLINGS from Lacy’s dad – Years ago when Lacy first got in to theatre, she met Mallory. They were in a play together where Lacy was basically the rock on the left, while Mallory had the lead role in the production. Lacy probably 9 at the time, was constantly shadowing Mallory. Yet time and time again Mallory, 18 at the time, would be kind to Lacy and spend time with her. That made an indelible mark on Lacy’s life. Mallory could have been the typical diva, who’s time was too valuable to speak to the “little people”. We’ve all seen them. The people who are just too important to take time out of their very important schedule. Thankfully Mallory was not typical, and instead was kind, and Christ-like.
Fast forward to present day. Lacy is now the older girl in the productions with the lead role. She now has the younger girls who follow her around and want some of her attention. I am so thankful that she had a “Mallory” to be an example to her. Mallory was not a diva, she mirrored the heart of a servant. Now I watch Lacy as the younger girls come up to her after a show. We stand there sometimes for hours while she has her picture made with them and kneels down to speak with them. She never seems to be in a hurry (although she typically is). They walk away smiling, feeling special, feeling loved.
Lacy made Christ the Lord of her life several years ago. I see Him in her a lot! In fact, I read in the Gospels where little children would come to Jesus. His disciples missed the memo about the little children, and were trying to keep their little grimy hands off Him. But Jesus reprimanded them and told them to let the children come to Him. Here was the Savior of the world, on His “farewell tour”, by Jewish standards, taking time to speak to the unimportant! I am confident that they walked away smiling, feeling special, feeling His love.
I love what Paul tells us in Galatians 6:10, “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” The Gospels tells us over and over to be kind to one another. I really wish the WWJD was still popular. I wore mine on my wrist for years, until it broke. When people’s days got sideways, or schedules got delayed and the ripple effect delayed everybody, I would often look down at mine and be reminded to treat people like Jesus would (and not like I wanted to!). And when I did, I am hoping they walked away smiling, feeling special, feeling His love…
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10)