Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Help of a Stranger, Gives Speed

The help of a stranger is what keeps our world spinning with kindness. The help of a stranger gives speedThe help of a stranger receives great reward
Reuel's seven daughters set out one morning to fetch water for their father's flock. But some bully came by and chased them away. But a stranger who witnessed the injustice came to their rescue. Moments later, they were able to water their father's flock.  All done with the day's business, they happily swung back to town.

Perhaps in the past the bullies usually cause these ladies delay in minding their father's business. Because when they got home their father was surprise to see them back so early. A stranger's help gave them speed! They narrated the story to him. And yes, their father asked them to go invite the helper to dinner!

Have you ever experienced the kindness of a stranger? That moment you find yourself in a hot mess, when fear and anxiety overwhelms you. Only for you to turn around and find a kind hand stretched out, ready to give you a lift, out of your mess!

Or maybe you have been or you are that kind person offering help to strangers. Please don't stop.
And if you, at one point in your life, experience the help of a stranger, please extend the kindness to others- pay it forward. But don't forget to appreciate the stranger, like the Priest encouraged his daughters to invite Moses for dinner.

The story:
16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. And they came and drew water, and they filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. 17 Then the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
18 When they came to Reuel their father, he said, “How is it that you have come so soon today?”
19 And they said, “An Egyptian delivered us from the hand of the shepherds, and he also drew enough water for us and watered the flock.”
20 So he said to his daughters, “And where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.”
21 Then Moses was content to live with the man, and he gave Zipporah his daughter to Moses. 22 And she bore him a son. He called his name Gershom,[b] for he said, “I have been a stranger in a foreign land.”  
EXODUS 2:16-22 via BibleGateway
This week, may you experience the help of a stranger! May God open your heart to indeed be kind to others around you. Spread His love around!!

Happy living!!

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