Even when you feel you are too ill to make a difference, you can! We all can make a difference to someone, whether it is a loved one or a total stranger. Little ways count.
By Donna Riner Weber
Numerous items fell onto the bed as I dumped the contents of my purse. One especially drew my attention–a post card of 4 adorable white fuzzy, fluffy puppies.
It reminded me of the mini-type postcards that I like to share. I purchase the little 15 cent variety from the Christian Book Stores. Adorable baby animals create the backdrop for a Bible verse on one side. On the opposite side I usually write a Bible verse or some type of message I feel God leads me to write.
I place these in restaurants, hotel rooms, restrooms etc.–wherever, God leads. Then I pray for the person whom God will lead to the little card.
It brings pleasure to me as I sprinkle these in various places as we travel. Although I love to travel, I have chronic pain which gets worse as we travel.
A couple of years ago, Brian and I were on a trip to New Orleans to visit family. My pain was just about unbearable. I took my medicine. We prayed. I cried. We prayed. And I cried some more. I could take the travel no longer. We stopped.
I went into a ladies room. A postcard caught my attention. It had 4 adorable, little fluffy, fuzzy white puppies. You got it—the same postcard of the puppies that fell out of my purse.
Ever since that day, I’ve had that postcard in my purse.
“Why?” You wonder.
Because as I turned the post card over, someone had written 4 words—only 4 words— “Jesus Knows Your Pain.”
As I took the card, I cried–but this time for a different reason. I knew God had directed someone to leave this card with this message for me.
I needed to be reminded that God knew what I was going through right at that moment. God knew exactly where we would stop and which restroom I would go into. He sent His messenger with the perfect message especially for me. How awesome!
What about us and the messages we leave in our Faithbooks? God already knows who will be reading them.
I would like to challenge you to fulfill the scripture that says “Make the most of every opportunity.” Colossians 4:5. You can make a difference in someone’s life — regardless of how you are feeling.
Whether it‘s a 4-word message, a scripture, or a story, God knows the message and He will give it to you. Who knows it may be for a person who will read it tomorrow or for someone who will read it years from now.
But the right person at the right time will get the message God wants them to have.
Why? Because you are God’s messenger today! Make a difference to someone.
Donna Riner Weber is the founder of Scrapbook Your Christian Faith and she lives with a chronic condition. Next Tuesday we will be featuring an interview with her! You can visit her web site to get “Five Faithbook Lessons,” as well as the newsletter “Faithbooking Bits and Pieces” with tips and techniques about Scrapbooking Your Christian Faith.