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Thought of the Day - 4/21/20

“People would lay him daily at the gate of the temple” (Acts 3:2).

You see them everywhere but you don’t want to see them. They hold up signs at intersections that tell us of their plight and ask us for our help. We don’t know what to do. Usually we drive away and try to think of something else. Our attempts to ignore the homelessness, hunger, poverty and need are in vain. There are reminders everywhere.

The people of Jesus’ day preferred not to think about other people’s needs, too. Because of this, friends of a lame man would carry him to the gates of the temple so that he could beg. They wanted people to see the man and respond to his need.

We have been blessed to be a blessing. We can’t do everything but we can do something.

Loving God, reveal to us how we can use our blessings to serve others and meet their needs. Amen.

Source:, Posted on April 19, 2020by Kevin Ruffcorn


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