I remember a commercial that used to be on tv or maybe before movies that showed a guy having car trouble in the rain. Another car came up beside him and someone in the car handed them am umbrella. The narrator said “Do what you can”.
Do we do that? Do we do what we can or do we keep driving (and maybe sometimes think “if you got a better car maybe it wouldn’t break down in the middle of the road and block up traffic. I am trying to get home!”)
The Lord recently changed me (I will probably write another blog about that soon) and when he did I started seeing things differently. The other day I was going down the road and someone was stopped in the middle of the road and someone was trying to help push them out of the road. Without much though I pulled over and helped them push. It felt nice, not that we help people because it feels nice … But that is certainly a nice side effect.
Then just yesterday I was going somewhere and as I got to the main road I saw that an accident had just occurrd involving three cars. There was a whole wheel with other parts attached laying in the middle of the road, parts everywhere, and three cars in disarray at different places on the road. One or two people had already stopped but I jumped out anyway to see if I could help. One guy was still in a smoke filled car and we were able to get his door open so he wasn’t choking on it. Then there was not much else to do but wait on the ambulance to come so I cleaned all the parts out of the street. It wasn’t much but it was something and allowed traffic to keep moving.
I am not tooting my horn. I am using this as an example to say that any of us can help. Even if it is just being a friendly voice to someone that just had something traumatic happen to them, it is something. All too often we pass right by people in need without thinking twice.
I am reminded of Luke 10:25-37, the story of the “good samaritan”. We can choose to walk by, or stop and help. We can’t always help and sometimes we are not allowed to by the authorities if they are already on the scene. The point is that if we see someone that needs a little help we should see if there is anything we can do. Apart from being biblical it sure makes the world a nicer place to live.