Topic: Luke 3:10-11
He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise. Luke 3:11
A World War II veteran had finally received the medals he so richly deserved. I was an invited guest to his reception because I had written a story about him in our local newspaper.
A city journalist was called to the microphone. He explained that he had received a prestigious award for his story about the man's experiences as a prisoner of war of the Japanese.
I secretly wished my work could have been considered for that award.
My thoughts were interrupted by the speaker who said "Terry, you are the one who lived the story I wrote about. You are the one who deserves this award. Please accept it with my congratulations."
I was shaken as I saw how unselfishly the writer had met the emotional needs of a forgotten hero.
Father, forgive me when I think selfish thoughts. Help me to provide for the human needs of others whether it be clothing, food, or emotional encouragement.