Sunday, January 10, 2016

Wave Offering

I am always amazed at the people the Lord uses and the way He chooses to use them. I recently encountered one of these moments.
He chose a person that cannot speak very well. He has a caretaker to help him with getting dressed and eating. Honestly he can't do very many things on his own and is pretty much dependent on the woman who cares for him, however, he was used by God right before my eyes. 

His ministry started kind of by accident. I am not his full time caretaker but on this particular day I walked him to the end of his driveway to check for mail. He lives on a busy street so in the morning there is a lot of work traffic driving by his home.

 As the cars passed this little man did the simplest of things, he waved. I was not surprised when the first person waved back,
and there it was, a mission was born.
1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
We stood there and he waved to one passerby after another. There were small cars,
big trucks
men, women, school kids, garbage men, business men, people rushing to work. Some people beeped there horn to say hello as they zipped by, but what amazed me the most was the instant smile that would appear on their faces.

If you're a person that drives to work in the morning you're either fighting the clock or the traffic either way your feeling rushed or annoyed, but for one brief moment as you passed my little friend and got a wave you were happy, you smiled.
One by one they passed us by and I watched the transformation of their faces from the simplest of acts by the smallest of people. One moment stressed the next moment smiling.

How could they not smile when they came around the corner and saw this

This is my new missionary friend, and I'm proud to say my grandson, his name is Ezra. Of course his caretaker is his mommy, Alex, Nathanael and lil bro Josiah :)

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

I bet when they got to work they told their co-workers “I saw the sweetest little boy this morning waving to the traffic.”

The thing is Gems, he wasn't waving to traffic he was waving to people and he was making a difference in someone's day.

I know God has something we can all do He's just looking for someone to plug into. Sadly there are many who don't or won't make themselves available.

I pray today you will look for someone to bless  whether it's a simple wave offering, financial blessing or a hug. Be an offering of some kind for someone today.
Obviously there is no age limit.

Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."