Saturday, February 16, 2008

Hangin' Out

When Jesus came to Earth, what did He do? OK well, He did a lot of teaching, healing, performing tons of miracles..... Sure, He did plenty of amazing things, but all of these things have something in common. Everything He did showed that He cared about the people he spent time with and eventually died for. With every miracle, and every new insight that He showed us, He was always with people, and did things for people.

But what if Jesus had decided to perform miracles from a distance? Would it have had a difference? What if Jesus had set up a chair under a shady tree, where it's nice and cool, and had the sick walk to Him from all over the area? How would we have perceived Him? Would we still think of Him as the kind and loving God we know Him to be?

Fortunately Jesus was and is close to people. He spent time with people. He went over for dinner in their homes. He let kids come to him even when his own disciples rejected them. He went and healed lepers while others ran away from them. Jesus is very person-oriented. His love for us is indescribable.

Which bring us to this week's Sabbath Tip which was sent to us by "forevertrusting." It's all about being people-oriented. When you spend time with people you really show that you care about them. More importantly, you're reflecting what Jesus did.


Sabbath Tip #0003: "Hangin' Out"
by "forevertrusting"

We have several people in our church struggling with cancer. We asked them if we could just come over and hang out with them and sing. We brought little kids with us and several folks who can play the guitar and sang a few hours away. Any and every song that came up that we could think of was sung. Hymns and kiddie songs with motions. "I Just Want to be a Sheep" and "Twelve Men Went to Spy on Canaan" got us all smiling. :) Somehow we were all blessed and we all felt loved and cared about.

Visit someone lonely or sick. Bring a crowd if you can.... its awesome! Once, our whole church left the sanctuary to visit a sick member. Great for your soul!!

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