E is for Ear - (meditation by Brianna)
Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered. Proverbs 21:13
I can recall too many times in my life when I’ve turned a deaf ear to the cry of the poor. Particularly, I remember all the times I’ve driven past a man holding a cardboard sign reading: ‘Homeless – Please Help’.
It’s not that I didn’t want to help. It’s that I was afraid to help or didn’t know how to help. Rather than taking time to build up my courage and figure out the best way to help, I ignored the problem and then wondered why God seemed to not hear my prayers.
My heart ached with guilt over my failure so I prayed for God’s help to help others and I rejoiced this past winter when I came across this post - Be A Blessing - Blessing Bags .
Finally I knew how I could help! All I needed was courage, which God provided. As long as it’s daylight and there is plenty of traffic around me, I’m not afraid to hand out a bag to someone who needs help.
Reflection on Proverb by Brianna Renshaw, member of 1st Writes. Her blogs are: Pocketful of Playdough and Bible Bloggers.