Not Complicated

Can you think of a time when someone walked alongside you in a time of trouble? They didn’t try to tell you what was wrong, what to do, how it had happened to them before or why you shouldn’t even be in that position. They just did what needed to be done and to get you moving on your own.

Sometimes we try to “help” someone with advice or stories of our own experiences. All they really need is a basic understanding of the situation, a supportive presence and a boost to get going. I don’t know about you, but I can make things complicated.

Jesus doesn’t ask for complicated. He asks for compassion. He doesn’t suggest we give advice or adopt the person for life. He leads with mercy and grace.

Have you looked at the parable of the Good Samaritan lately? Luke 10:25-37 It might be one you think you know – but invite God to help you hear with new ears and an open heart. Jesus’ stories are ones to be read over and over, at different times of our life; new insights are always coming.

Please keep the Walters family in your prayers; they were victims of a serious car accident yesterday afternoon as they were headed to Nebraska to spend the holiday weekend with family.

We’ll be looking for you tomorrow at 9:00 and 10:30 as we thank God for the people placed in our lives who carry us right when we need it and ask God to lead us to be the people who do the same.

Grace be with you,

Vikki

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