You’ve seen the sign maybe at a freeway off ramp, or maybe on some street corner. It is usually held by an unshowered man in untidy clothes. It says, “Need food. Will work.”
Now imagine the opposite. A sharply dressed gentleman next to a shiny limousine is holding a sign that reads, “Looking for someone to help. Will provide whatever you need.”
Can you guess which of them is God, and which is you?
God has an abundance of love, forgiveness, and peace and he delights in sharing it with those in need.
A long time ago God created people as his companions in a perfect world, but sin spoiled that relationship. Now people, by nature, are afraid of God, confused about God, and no longer as interested in God as he is in them.
God does not want to have a broken relationship with you. God delights in restoring peace and harmony between him and you. He uses your lifetime to accomplish this restoration.
God also gives you the privilege of doing things for him. You can be his hands, assisting the needy. You can be his voice, encouraging a friend. You are never too young or too old to be helpful.
God shares his forgiving love with you, and he looks for you to respond to it. You are here to receive the gift of God’s love and to share it.
There is a poster that says it this way:
- Yesterday is history.
- Tomorrow is a mystery.
- Today is a gift.
- That’s why they call it the present.
The Bible says it this way, “Always give yourselves fully to the word of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58).