Brothers and sisters, if a person is caught doing something wrong, you who are spiritual should restore someone like this with a spirit of gentleness. Watch out for yourselves so you won’t be tempted too. Carry each other’s burdens and so you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are important when they aren’t, they’re fooling themselves. Each person should test their own work and be happy with doing a good job and not compare themselves with others. Each person will have to carry their own load. (Galatians 6:1-5)
I was encouraged by what the children at VLC will learn in Kids’ Church this Sunday – how to care for someone in need, especially those who are close to you. The passage above is the basis of their lesson.
It is easy for us to be absorbed in our own little worlds and fail to look across the street, across the church aisle, or even across the dinner table. This weekend, I will be examining my heart as to how I can be a help for those in need near me. I pray we all can hear God’s heart for our brother or sister, and that our hearts will be changed, so that we will reach out in love, bearing one another’s burden.
Grace and peace,